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)

  • Birding

  • Billiards (pool)

  • Shuffleboard

  • Gym

  • Massages

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.

In the Area... groceries, restaurants, activities, attractions and shopping...All compiled in our "Cheat Sheets" Guide:

Birding & Wildlife

Rincon Creek bisects the property and the extensive riparian habitat is home to many species of birds and other wildlife.

Horseback Riding

At Colossal Cave Mountain Park-Posta Quemada Ranch

Boomerang Riding Adventures

10 minutes from RCR

https://colossalcave.com/stables-and-petting-zoo/

(928) 487-0364

Horseback Riding

Rocking K Ranch Stables

Individual and Group Rides

5 minutes from RCR

https://www.rockingkranchstablesandboarding.com

(520) 248-2454

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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.

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Sonoita-Elgin Vineyards

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/

Kief-Joshua Vineyards: http://kj-vineyards.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/

Colossal Cave

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.

Kartchner Caverns

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. 

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Empire Ranch

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. 

Jeep Tours

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.

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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/

Tucson Dragway: https://www.tucsondragway.com/

Tombstone

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!

Bisbee

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.

Tubac

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.

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