Circle Z Ranch

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(520) 394-2525

Thousands of acres of the most scenic horseback riding in Southern Arizona. The Circle Z Ranch offers all inclusive ranch vacations; 3 delicious meals/day, horseback riding, tennis, game room, heated outdoor pool, hiking, bird watching, campfires, cookouts, nature walks and guided star gazing. Relax in one of our seven adobe cottages, meticulously detailed for your stay. There are accommodations for singles, couples and families, and our cottages are furnished in colorful southwestern decor. You will find all the comforts of home with new mattresses, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, and private entrances. Our fine dining will satisfy the most discerning tastes. Our gardens provide fresh vegetables during most of the season. Ranch raised beef, locally raised pork and lamb, all prepared to perfection by our chefs. Fresh baked breads, pastries, and cookies will greet you each day of your stay. Our horseback riding program is well known for the diversity of trails and excellent horses. Many of our horses are bred and trained right here on the ranch, and our expert wranglers will guide you along hundreds of miles of horseback riding trails. You will explore lush riparian areas, beautiful canyons, and high grass valleys. The Sky Islands of Southern Arizona are among the most diverse in the world, supporting hundreds of species of birds, animals, and plant life. Owned by the Nash family since 1976, our down to earth style is reflected in the preservation of our property and traditions. We have hosted families for reunions and anniversaries, couples seeking a new adventure, and singles who like to explore the beauty of the desert. The social fabric of our ranch runs deep, as we have entertained generations of guests from around the world. You will be welcomed by a friendly and eager staff, and will quickly become a part of the Circle Z family. Come and join us for an old-time, but not old fashioned, dude ranch vacation.

Your Hosts

Lucia Nash





(888) 854-2525


$1,264-$1,556 4 night stay, varies based on room type

Minimum stay

4 days



Payment Methods

All major credit cards, personal checks accepted.


rental car, Prearranged ranch transportation from Tucson airport is $85 per trip (1-4 people) $105 (5-7 people)

Travel Agents



Dude Ranch Association, Arizonia Dude Ranch Association, American Quarter Horse Association


Seven historic Spanish-style adobe guest cottages dot the plateau on which the Circle Z lies. Accommodations vary from individual rooms to suites with living rooms or entirely private cottages, each reflecting Southwestern charm. All have individually controlled heat and outside entrances onto a porch or patio. New this season are refrigerators, irons and blow dryers in all the cottages.

Food & Dining

Fresh, local, and healthy, our buffet style meals will delight even the most discerning palates. We serve 3 meals each day, and our variety is the highlight. We offer an array of options, including specially prepared dishes for special diets. Our cooks are masters of Mexican dishes as well, and our menus often feature international cuisine. Fresh baked breads, pastries, and cookies will greet you each day of your stay. Healthy and delicious, light and fresh, and always abundant.


Aside from our horseback riding adventures, there are many fun activities at the Circle Z. We offer a weekly nature program and astronomy night, plus our property is a world renowned birding site. Every evening we have social hour in our Cantina, with live entertainment on Saturdays. There are campfire nights with s’mores, and twice weekly cook-out rides. Our new Game Room has billiards, foosball, ping pong, basketball and board games. Our tennis court is newly resurfaced, and our outdoor pool is always open. Not to mention the nearby towns that offer shopping, wine tastings, cavern exploring, and historic tours.

Kid's Programs

Children are always welcome. There are no planned programs or day care available. New this season is our game room, with a fooseball table, pool table, ping pong, and basketball. We have acres of lush lawn, and an out door swimming pool. Children ride with the kids groups starting at age 6. Your child will never be bored at the Circle Z, and will leave with new friends and an appreciation for the outdoors.




4,000 feet


60 miles south of Tucson, 15 miles north of the Mexican border

Closest Airports

Tucsan, 60 miles or Nogales (for private planes) 8 miles

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