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

See our Guest Testimonials below.

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
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GUEST TESTIMONIALS
  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

  10. Amazing is the only word for this experience. Ron and his ranch hand were awsome. The horses were well mannered and calm. I had 3 children under the age of 11 years old and it went really well. Would highly recommend to locals and visitors.

    Evonne 6/2017

  11. The address is 440 Cimmaron Ln, Benson, AZ. We had the most wonderful and awesome time there. We had a party of nine riders. Ron took great care of us and made us feel right at home during the ride. We have riden a lot of different places (South Dakota, Wisconsin and Arizona) and this was by far the best yet. Ron matched the horses up with the riders and their skills. It was the first ride for my 6 year old nephew and Ron coached him through it all the way. After we finished all he could talk about was when he was going riding again. This has now became a must do each and every time we visit my wife's sister and brother-in-law in Tucson. The experience you get with Ron and Double R is well worth the cost. The cost was very reasonable in my opinion. Take the time to enjoy this place and the people.

    Dan 06/2017

  12. In April I pre-planned a sunset horseback ride for a July surprise birthday trip for my husband. I read review after review and chose Double R Ranch. I had called and left a message. I received a call back from Ron the owner and we got it all arranged over the phone. Back to the ride, it was AWESOME! Ron and his wife are really great people. They make you feel as comfortable as an old friend. My husband rode a lot before but it had been about 20 years back. I had only ridden a total of 5-6 times in my life and was very nervous but Ron and his wife did all they could to help me relax and feel safe. They have several different rides but I would say during hot temps the sunset ride is the best. Beautiful scenery. Horses were great. You won't be disappointed.

    Lisa 7/2017

  13. Ron and Trina, the proprietors of the Double R Guest Ranch are the most wonderful people you will meet in Arizona! This day trip is a fantastic family adventure! The horses are impeccably well mannered and trust worthy - a child as young as 6 can ride "on their own" while under the watchful eyes of Ron and Trina. For the experienced rider, we're never disappointed! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    Sandy J 07/2017

  14. On July 8th, 2017, my husband and I went horseback riding for the first time together at the Double R. Ron and Trina treated my husband, who'd never ridden before as though he was an old friend and gave him the riding primers necessary for him to enjoy his first ride. At no time did they make him feel self conscious, in fact, he felt very confident before we even began. They and their assistant set me up with a horse commiserate to my advanced riding style and all the while, we were treated like old friends ๐Ÿ˜ƒ During our ride, Ron and Trina explained the area in wonderfully interesting detail. We were regaled with the tales of the horses and even their two dogs who traveled with us the whole time. Ruger stays on the outer area while Lucy stayed with us - both making sure we weren't sharing the area with any other critters. There is a longer day ride we will be taking as the weather permits. We're looking forward to hearing about the people and history of the Dragoon Mountain. Visit their website site, plan a family day, take your camera and, of course, wear long pants and close toe shoes - then take some time away from the hustle and bustle technology laden world, laugh, enjoy and make some new friends ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. You will not regret the adventure! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿด๐ŸŽ

    Sandy Jamison 07/2017

  15. Thanks for a wonderful time and an unforgettable experience, you guys are awesome.

    John, Kelly and Kids 07/2017

  16. In a word...FABULOUS!โ€ Beautiful scenery, great horses, professional staff. I loved my trail ride and I've already recommended the Double R Guest Ranch to friends.

    Melaine 7/2017

  17. With two small children getting them to be able to go on rides during vacations has been impossible not difficult. Seems weird in the state of Arizona, but.... I spoke with someone on the phone named Ron and set up a ride. He said there was no problem and he would able to accommodate our 5 and 2.5 year old. He was knowledgeable and informative on the phone and via email. We arrived for our ride and everything was as discussed. Ron, who I found out was the owner when we arrived, was hospitable and welcoming. He was polite and nice and right away got my boys comfortable with what they were about to do. His confidence was reassuring as a parent. My five years old rode his own horse. Cardio was a perfect horse for a novice child or adult. My 2.5 sat on the saddle with Ron and told him stories the entire ride. Ron and his wife were great on the ride. His attitude and quiet confidence made me feel comfortable trusting him with my boys. I have been on about 20 rides with guides and this ranks way up there and is the best possible situation if you have children or inexperienced riders with you. I look forward to coming back and doing the Sunset Ride at this ranch. The horses were well cared for and happy. The views on the simple trail we asked for (remember kids) was breathtaking I couldn't image the views on the mountain ride. Remember you are in nature- bring water, dress appropriately, sunscreen, etc. they are guides not your mommy and daddy. Ron and his wife created a once in a lifetime memory for our family- you need to go here! A very good value we will definitely be coming back. Hopefully sooner than later.

    Rob 07/2017

  18. Wonderful first riding adventure for my 6 & 8 year old grandchildren. Beautiful scenery, great horses and amazing guides; Ron and Trina. We chose the 90 min ride but there are many options at various riding ability levels. Checkout the website and choose the ride best for you. You won't be disappointed.

    Barb 07/2017

  19. Ron and Brandon were phenomenal! Over the top experienced and all around fun to be around. Did outstanding with my inexperienced family and the property was drop dead gorgeous! Highly recommended!!! Thanks guys:)

    Linda and Matt 07/2017

  20. My last trip to the Double R was the best yet. Ron's attention to detail can't be topped. Whether you are experienced or a novice you will be matched with a horse that will provide a safe ride. The scenery is beautiful and Ron's knowledge of horses and history of the area area will enhance your riding pleasure. The item that stands out the most is Ron's ability to share his knowledge and confidence in regard to the horses. Options range from a 1 hour ride to sunset rides to trailering to ride in the Dragoon Mountains to follow the route to Cochise's hideout. Here is the opportunity to bring your dreams of being a cowboy (or cowgirl) to life! I could write pages on the rides I have shared with Ron. I can't wait to go back!

    Zena S 08/2017