Oh, What to Do?
Hike SNP from the property. Horseback riding, Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Mountain Bike Trails, Golfing, and Jeep tours are less than five minutes away. Thirty minutes away are the thirteen vineyards & wine tasting in Sonoita, the Historic Empire Ranch, and the Cienega Preserve. Just a little farther are Kartchner Caverns, the Amerind Foundation, and the historic towns of Tubac, Bisbee, and Tombstone. Or just relax, play billiards, birdwatch, view a DVD, or take a nature walk without leaving the property.
Things to Do
in this Little Arizona Paradise
Rincon Creek Ranch is comprised of 100 acres in the Rincon Valley about 20 minutes southeast of Tucson. The property adjoins Saguaro National Park, and has gated trail access to the Saguaro National Park trail system footsteps from your casita door. Access to The Arizona Trail is approximately three miles away. Each casita has its own covered porch and seating, with expansive, unspoiled, views of Saguaro National Park and the Rincon Mountains. Combined with luxurious, top tier accommodations, and consummate privacy, Rincon Creek Ranch is the perfect place to relax and retreat.
Other Activities Available at the Ranch:
Nature trail (1.5 miles)
Just a Few Minutes Away...
A 1 ½ mile nature / jogging trail surrounds the property, and a Zen Garden is currently under construction. Rincon Creek bisects the property and the extensive riparian habitat is home to many species of birds and other wildlife. Horseback riding, Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Mountain Bike Trails, Golfing, and JeepTours are less than five minutes away. Thirty minutes away are thirteen vineyards & wine tasting in Sonoita, the Historic Empire Ranch, and the Cienega Preserve. Just a little farther are Kartchner Caverns, the Amerind Foundation, and the historic towns of Tubac, Bisbee and Tombstone.
Nature Hiking & Mountain Biking
Rincon Creek Ranch adjoins Saguaro National Park, and has gated trail access to the Saguaro National Park trail system footsteps from your casita door. Access to the Arizona Trail is approximately three miles away.
Willcox Wine Country
Aridous Wine Company: https://www.ariduswineco.com/
Birds and Barrels: https://birdsandbarrels.com/
Carlson Creek Vineyard: https://carlsoncreek.com/
Coronado Vineyards: http://coronadovineyards.com/
Flying Leap Vineyards: https://www.flyingleapvineyards.com/locations/willcox-tasting-room-art-gallery/
Golden Rule Vineyards: https://www.goldenrulevineyards.com/
High Lonesome Vineyard: http://www.highlonesomevineyard.com/
Keeling-Schaefer Vineyards: http://keelingschaefervineyards.com/
Kief-Joshua Vineyards: http://www.kj-vineyards.com/about-willcox.asp
Pillsbury Wine Company: http://www.pillsburywine.com/
Sandor Vineyards: https://sandorvineyards.com/
Zarpara Vineyard: http://www.zarpara.com/
Willcox Wine Country: http://willcoxwinecountry.org/about/
Wines of Willcox: http://www.willcoxwines.com/
Rune Wines: https://www.runewines.com/
Arizona Hops & Vines: http://azhopsandvines.com/
Dos Cabezas Wineworks: http://www.doscabezas.com/
Wilhelm Family Vineyards: http://wilhelmvineyards.com/
Rancho Rossa Vineyards: https://www.ranchorossa.com/
Elgin Winery & Distillery: http://elginwines.com/
Callaghan Vineyards: http://callaghanvineyards.com/
Flying Leap Vineyards, Inc.: http://www.flyingleapvineyards.com/
Sonoita Vineyards: https://www.sonoitavineyards.com/
Lightning Ridge Cellars: http://lightningridgecellars.com/
Hannah's Hill Vineyards: http://www.hannahshill.com/
Silverstrike Winery (Tombstone): http://www.silverstrikewinery.com/
Charron Vineyards (Vail): http://www.charronvineyards.com/
This natural wonder is just 5 minutes away, and is a must see! Offered tours vary from the Classic 40 minute guided walking tour to the more adventurous Ladder Tour to the ultimate underground climbing Wild Tour. Gift shop and cafe on the premises. Campground and seasonal horseback riding.
Discovered in 1974 in the Whetstone Mountains this cave has been preserved and developed to allow visitors a truly pristine cave experience. Exceptional bat sanctuary and viewing opportunity. Managed by Arizona State Parks.
Homesteaded in the 1860's, the Ranch was subsequently acquired by Walter Vail and partners, who then along with his brother Edward significantly expanded the Ranch to over 100,000 acres including satellite ranches, mining, cattle, and water rights operations. The name was chosen to honor their native New York. The scene of many western films, today the Ranch is protected and managed in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management. Popular among Birders and History Buffs.
Cienega Creek Natural Preserve
This 4000 acre nature preserve protects 12 miles of the perennial Cienega Creek. The area is home to abundant wildlife and is a popular birding area. The Three Bridges crossing is a popular railroad viewing and photography area, Arizona Trail access into the creek preserve via the Gabe Zimmerman parking lot.
Take the road less traveled with an off-road jeep tour through the Sonoran desert. Jeep Tours meet five minutes from the Ranch. Tour guides offer educational insights into the local history, wildlife, and ecology.
Del Lago Golfcourse
Designed by Nugent Golf Associates, this Par 72, 18 hole course is just five minutes from the Ranch. The course is has 120 feet of elevation change and seven lakes with spectacular views of the Rincon and Santa Catalina Mountains.
Fred Enke Golfcourse
The City of Tucson Fred Enke course offers golfers an interesting and challenging approach to golf course design. The major features of the course are its vast teeing areas, large greens, strategic bunkers and sand traps, and most important of all, its concept as a semi-arid, limited turf course. Twenty-three minutes from the Ranch.
Tucson Attraction Favorites
Pima Air and Space Museum: https://pimaair.org/
Reid Park Zoo: https://reidparkzoo.org/
Tucson Botanical Gardens: https://tucsonbotanical.org/
Mini-Time Machine: https://theminitimemachine.org/
Southern AZ Transportation Museum: http://tucsonhistoricdepot.org/
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: http://www.desertmuseum.org/
Mission San Xavier del Bac: http://www.sanxaviermission.org/
Old Tucson Studios: https://oldtucson.com/
Titan Missile Museum: https://titanmissilemuseum.org/
Kitt Peak National Observatory: https://www.noao.edu/kpno/
Tucson Speedway: https://www.tucsonspeedway.com/
Step back in time and enjoy the Old West Atmosphere of the “Town Too Tough To Die!”, Tombstone, Arizona. Walk the very same streets where Wyatt Earp and his brothers enjoyed the company of the likes of Doc Holliday! Step inside the historic buildings where a game of Faro or Poker would have called to the weary miner or even inside the silver mine where that precious dollar was once earned! Stand where the legendary stories of the past actually occurred and encapsulate yourself in our authentic Wild West History!
Founded in 1880, this mile-high mining boom town has fascinating early 20th century architecture. Built on the sides and bottom of a steep canyon, this early western town of endless stair cases, sports a downtown of quaint shops, antiques, art galleries, bars and restaurants.
A historic destination for the arts, Tubac features over 100 eclectic shops and galleries. A terrific shopping destination for Mexicann import furniture and decor, painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography, as well as unique regional fashion, leather, crafts, antiques and jewelry.
Amerind Foundation Museum
A museum, art gallery, and research center dedicated to archaeology, Native cultures, and Western art. Located in Dragoon, Arizona, and surrounded by the spectacular boulders of Texas Canyon.