Horseback riding at the Double R Ranch in historic Benson, AZ offers the beauty and rich history of the American west. Long known for its rich Western tradition, Benson has been the location for many famous Western movies, to include Tombstone, The Quick and the Dead, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Tom Horn, TV series The Young Riders and many more. Ride in the homelands of the Chircahua Apache, most notably Cochise and Geronimo.

With 30 years experience, horseback riding is our speciality, our experienced staff, well mannered horses and spectacular scenery make for an unforgettable experience. 

What We Do
  1. Trail Rides
    We offer a wide variety of trail rides, from private to group, slow or fast, long or short. Be sure to check out our "Rates and Rides" tab above for a detailed menu of options and pricing.
  2. Riding Lessons
    We offer horseback riding lessons for riders beginner to advanced, young and old. If you have wanted to learn how to ride a horse or looking to improve your skills we have classes for people of all ages. We offer group and private lessons, so come try it out on your own or with friends!
  3. Birthday Parties
    Horse birthday parties are a great way to get your child and friends to join in and celebrate their birthday in the cowboy way. Birthday parties last for two hours and include horse or pony rides, learning how to rope, a cowboy craft with a take home gift, and a place to enjoy birthday cake and open presents.
  4. Bird Watching
Click here to see some of the birds at the ranch
Your Adventure Begins Here!
  1. Thanks for making time for us and being great hosts!! We look forward to joining you again next spring and will recommend you to others in our group! We had a great time!

    Laura 3/17

  2. Thank you for the pictures, Ron. We had a great time making memories. I look forward to visiting the Ranch again on my next trip!

    Kyosha 05/17

  3. Double R Ranch was absolutely fantastic and I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation! Ron and his staff were the sweetest people- giving us a wonderful lunch after my sister got engaged midway through our ride. The surrounding area had beautiful mountains and we would highly recommend the 90min ride! Thanks Double R Ranch!

    Gabe 3/17

  4. What a wonderful experience, I can't believe you were able to get our 2 year old to stay calm and enjoy the ride!! Ron and his staff were amazing with us and our kids - would definitely recommend to anyone!!!!

    Jenna and Clint 3/17

  5. Great day with experienced riders guiding the way for newbies. I took my 10 year old granddaughter and she loved it. We did the hour and a half ride and it was fabulous. Fantastic hospitality combined with a fun day riding - it doesn't get better. Money well spent. Highly recommend this ranch. Thank you again!!!!

    Pat 3/17

  6. Ron, I just wanted to express my appreciation for the phantasmagorical trail ride yesterday. As a former horse owner, the adventure re-kindled my desire and love of horseback riding. The fact you joined us as an owner, not merely an employee, lended to the authenticity of the.experience. You were attentive to our needs as riders and molded the experience to fit our desire for an adventure. Double R is far from a cookie cutter stable. It's off the beaten track which lends to the quality of the experience. It is readily apparent how well you care for and attend to your amazing animals. Thanks for contributing to the escape from civilization as we know it today!! I shall return!!

    Laura 3/17

  7. "Ron was an excellent instructor and guide on our trail ride. His horses are beautiful and the landscape/scenery that we saw on our ride was majestic. We would definitely return in the future to the Double R Guest Ranch!" Thank you so much for our trail ride today!!

    Chris and Karissa

  8. My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time at Double R R anch. I took him for his birthday. We enjoyed our ride with an amazing view, then had a delicious dinner after. Ron, helped us know what to do with the horses, so we felt safe. We are already trying to plan another visit. Thanks again for the amazing time yesterday!

    Kayla and Dustin 3/17

  9. Thank you so much for the great horseback ride. My family had a fantastic time and we are looking forward to the next visit to your ranch.

    Gabe 05/17