ATVs and Arrows: Tanque Verde Ranch Now Offering New Activities


Tanque Verde Ranch is now introducing a couple of new activities that involve fun for the entire family. For our first activity, we now offer a low-key, but highly fun Archery course. And for the second activity, we currently partner with Tucson Adventure Rentals to bring to you Side-by-Sides and Slingshot rentals to ultimately give you a desert ride like never before! With more activities added to the Tanque Verde agenda, among the various other activities, horseback rides, mountain biking, hiking, and so much more—wouldn’t you say it’s time for the Arizona adventure you’ve been dreaming of?




Slip-on your boots and kick it on over to our Archery station, just a few skips north of the main office. Here, you will find our Archery station with several lanes. Stretch back a bow and shoot arrows towards targets. We provide you appropriate Archery equipment along with safety rules and regulations in place. Our targets are clearly marked among stacked hay bales. Our lanes range from 10 to 50 yards in length, providing different challenges and skill-building. Our outdoor shooting range provides archers of all abilities the chance to learn, develop, and perfect their skills, all while having a blast. Make up your very own games with points and scoring, and yell “BULLSEYE!” when you hit the middle of the ring! Check the activities schedule for open time slots and reserve your Archery activity in advance to secure your spot.


 Side-by-Sides with Tucson Adventure Rentals

Here, at Tanque Verde Ranch, we are ALL about exploring the Sonoran Desert. By horseback, mountain bike, and feet, you may think that you are capable of seeing it all, however, we have one more way to truly experience the magic amid the Tucson terrain. Hop on in and sit on down into one of Polaris’s finest masculine-machines, the RZR. Provided by Tucson Adventure Rentals, you can now partake in a whole new, adrenaline-pumping way to discover the finest beauties the Sonoran Desert has to offer.

Tucson Adventure Rentals offers self-guided tours using GPS units that climb throughout the Redington Pass. Redington Pass is a high-mountain trail that sits between the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Rincon Mountains, just north of the Ranch. The tour runs straight through – 25 miles from Tucson to Redington and back again. The trail follows the main pass but don’t let that turn you off, it’s full of bumps, curves, and scenic overlooks. Take in the views of Tucson’s famous Saguaros and nature. Once you have reached the top of the pass, the views become more of a ‘Big Country’ scene. With rolling hills, wide-open skies, twists, turns, climbs, and drops, your side-by-side excursion with Tucson Adventure Rentals will be sure to give you a fun time.

To sign up for a Tucson Adventure, just simply call and schedule with Tucson Adventure Rentals. They have all the information you need and pick you up right at Tanque Verde Ranch. To see more information visit Tucson Adventure Rentals.




Did you fly to the Ranch or don’t have a car rental but still want to see the beauty of Tucson? With all the beautiful culture, great dining, and places to shop you may want to see the city for yourself. Tucson Adventure Rentals also rents Polaris Slingshots for you. You tell them what day you want one delivered and how long you need it for, and then, they deliver right to the ranch.

The open-air, two-seat Slingshots are Polaris’ first four-cylinder engine and deliver added performance capabilities to create a unique way to experience Tucson or for a drive up Mount Lemmon. They come with GPS navigation with Connected Services, and premium Rockford Fosgate® audio to enhance your adventure. To get one booked, just simply call and schedule with Tucson Adventure Rentals.  

More New Activities

There are a couple more activities you can partake in at the Ranch the next time you visit. Be sure to check out the all-new Robert T. Cote Memorial Desert Garden. Bob’s Garden embraces his love for the Ranch and the Sonoran Desert. Robert Thorpe “Bob” Cote, a gregarious cowboy and second-generation owner of Tanque Verde Ranch. He transformed a working dude ranch into an award-winning resort. Bob Cote was with the Ranch for over 50 years. To read more about Robert T. Cote please see the article here. Bob’s legacy will be remembered forever in our hearts.

Also, one of our newest expansions is our Tennis and Pickleball Courts. Built in 2019, the courts sit on the Northwest side of the property close to the Cottonwood Grove and Lake Corchran. The new tennis courts have scenic views of the Mt. Lemmon, Saguaro National State Park, and more. There are two new courts, and equipment is available for you to use upon request. Be sure to come on out and play some tennis or pickleball during your next visit.

Tanque Verde Ranch offers an abundance of activities to see and experience the desert with a variety of character, enhance skills, and create memories all of which allows us to appreciate the history and beauty the beautiful land is, always has been, and continues to be. Which adventure are you going to engage in? Whether you choose Archery, a Tucson, or one of the many other activities we offer, at the end of the day you are sure to kick off your boots and hang up that hat with a smile.