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Rio Rancho Verde

Near: ScottsdaleAZ (Weather)
Number of
215 Total
200 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
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Trail Description We are perched on the edge of the Tonto National Forest so there are hundreds of miles of trails to explore right out our back gate. From sandy washes perfect for legging up your horses to remote mountain trails to spectacular Sonoran desert scenery, theres something for everyone. A half mile down the road you can also explore the Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve, which offers 32,000 acres and 215 miles of marked trails that connect to the Tonto National Forest. Weve been riding out here for 30 years and still find new spots to explore!
Best Time to Visit September through May
Times to Avoid June, July and August
Campground Awarded 2020 Most Serene Desert Accommodation & Horse Boarding Facility - Southwest USA by LUX Magazine, recognized by MillionMile Magazine as one of "One of the Top 10 Spots to Celebrate Airbnb's 10th Anniversary" and featured by Horse & Rider Magazine in their "Don't Miss This" Column for boarding during the Arabian Horse Show, Rio Rancho Verde offers an upscale, luxury Equine EcoRanch located on 62 acres, bordering the Tonto National Forest, in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Ride right out our back gate into the National Forest or down the road to the Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve, offering 215 miles of marked trails. Follow the wash to the river through the Sonoran desert, no need to trailer! 21 covered stalls with automatic waterers, 2 round pens, roping arena, two turnouts, wash rack, full hookups, covered dog run, free wifi, laundry facilities and organic garden (help yourself to seasonal veggies). Hay available and owners on site. We also offer a stylish contemporary Southwestern casita/bunkhouse, complete with kitchen, king size bed, big screen TV and private courtyard, OR a brand new 32' travel trailer with 3 slides, big screen TV, fireplace, bedroom with queen bed, bathroom and BBQ, perched on the edge of the Tonto National Forest, overlooking the scenic Sonoran desert OR a 2 bedroom suite with bathroom, private pool, deck and outdoor kitchen. The ranch is remote, scenic, spectacular and only 20 minutes from North Scottsdale (30 minutes to Westworld and Dynamite Arena). The ranch was selected by VRBO for a Youtube social media promotion video, Hulu filmed an indigenous cooking series using our outdoor kitchen, a Western film production shot footage for a TV show, we've done catalog shoots, music videos and product launches.
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Carmela Lizzo
480 227 0568
14307 E Hawknest Road
Scottsdale, AZ, AZ 85262
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This information was provided by carmela lizzo on 12/29/2022 6:41:33 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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