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Low Altitude Spring Break Vacation in the South West

For many travelers staying at a low altitude destination is a must, especially if you only have a week to get acclimated to your destination. Fortunately, there are many dude ranches located below 5,000′ that would be a great South Western haven for spring break. Each ranch is a unique destination ranging from the type of activities offered to the particular family and ranch history. Don’t just visit one, visit them all!

 

Burnt Well Guest Ranch is a low altitude working cattle and sheep ranch in Roswell, New Mexico

Burnt Well Guest Ranch

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Lodge Altitude: 4,200′

Nearest Airport: Roswell Nightly

Price Range: $239 – $301

About: Burnt Well Ranch is a working cattle/sheep ranch. They take a few guests to supplement their ranching income and are open year round. Whether you are an avid rider wanting to participate in actual ranch work, a beginner wanting to work on your riding or anything in-between this ranch can accommodate.

 

Circle Z Ranch is a low altitude dude ranch in Patagonia, Arizona

Circle Z Ranch

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Lodge Altitude: 4,000′

Nearest Airport: Tucson

Nightly Price Ranch: $195 – $265

About: The Circle Z Ranch offers all inclusive vacations; 3 delicious meals/day, horseback riding, heated pool, hiking, bird watching, nature walks and guided star gazing. Relax in one of our seven adobe cottages, meticulously detailed for your stay.

 

Flying E Ranch for the Holiday

Flying E Ranch

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Lodge Altitude: 2,400′

Nearest Airport: Phoenix

Nightly Price Ranch: $192 – $252

About: With 20,000 acres to ride and roam the Flying E Ranch is the ideal place to take a step back in time at a working cattle ranch.  Your stay here will fill your heart with memories.

 

Elkhorn Ranch is a low altitude ranch in Tucson, Arizona

Elkhorn Ranch

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Lodge Altitude: 3,700′

Nearest Airport: Tucson

Nightly Price Ranch: $264 – $415

About: Elkhorn Ranch is a sunny winter season Sonoran Desert guest ranch in scenic Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Tucson, Arizona. Family owned and operated since 1946. Comfortable living and excellent horseback riding for singles, couples and families of all ages and abilities. Adventure, relaxation and friendship await you at Elkhorn Ranch.

 

Hideout Ranch is a low altitude ranch in Portal, Arizona

Hideout Ranch

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Lodge Altitude: 4,300′

Nearest Airport: Tucson

Nightly Price Ranch: $250 – $275

About: When you come Hideout… on horseback, you’ll ride ancient trails through dramatic mountain landscapes, follow an old stagecoach trail along easy slopes to the ruins of a historic fort and discover hidden canyons. History surrounds Hideout Ranch, and every ride covers the same ground Apache, US soldiers, bad guys, good guys, and thousands of unknown but brave, determined settlers put their feet upon decades and decades ago.

 

Rancho de los Caballeros is a low altitude dude ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona

Rancho de los Caballeros

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Lodge Altitude: 2,500′

Nearest Airport: Phoenix

Nightly Price Ranch: $202 – $232

About: Saddle up and make a perfect getaway to the warm heart of the Old Southwest! Rancho de los Caballeros is the resort with the soul of a bed and breakfast offering full resort amenities and privacy, yet with the charm and intimacy of yesteryear. It’s the kind of place where everyone knows your name.

 

Tombstone Monument Ranch is a low altitude ranch in Tombstone, Arizona

Tombstone Monument Ranch

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Lodge Altitude: 4,541′

Nearest Airport: Tucson

Nightly Price Ranch: $332 – $470

About: Tombstone Monument Ranch is surrounded by miles of rugged, open country, with views of the Dragoon Mountains. This was Apache territory and is rich in history. We are just 3 miles from downtown Tombstone, the Town Too Tough To Die. Walk the streets that Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday and outlaw Curly Bill Brocius once walked. It has been said that our guests don’t just feel like they got away, they feel like they traveled back in time.


At the Dude Ranchers’ Association we are always here (during MST business hours) to help with your vacation plans. Please give us a call with reference this blog low altitude post. The number is 307.587.2339.

 

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