Come and partake in the beauty of Arizona, in such a way that cannot be experienced from the road, but only from horseback. Saddle up and join us as we unlock the beauty that remains hidden from the surface streets and cities. You will ride over hills, through valleys, down ravines, through washes, and up draws. When you stop to water your horse at a stock tank that cattle and working cowboys only once knew about, take a moment to notice the calmness and peacefulness that surrounds you. It’s that tranquility, some say that is worth its weight in gold. So, join in the camaraderie with your fellow riders and share in the experience that we call The Mesquite Trail Ride
Mesquite Trail Ride makes a charitable contribution from funds raised during the ride to a local children's organization of the rancher's choice. Here at Mesquite Trail Ride we believe that every child can benefit from a helping hand no matter how big or small that hand may be. Here's a list of the charities MTR has supported.
The Little Outfit Ranch Schoolhouse Preservation Group
Santa Cruz County 4H Skill-A-Thon Team - 2 years
Arizona Cattle Industry Research and Education Foundation - 2 yrs
Santa Cruz County 4H Scholarship Program
Everybody likes to have fun so we do it right at Mesquite Trail Ride. Every day we start with a potluck style breakfast you bring it we cook it. The daily rides are planned to fit all styles of riding. Afternoons are made for riding more or napping more you get to decide what you want to do.
Evenings are FUN, FUN, FUN. We start with social hour which may or may not involve tequila and/or whiskey and/or water and roll right on through the evening with fully catered delicious dinner, live music and an open dance floor. There's raffles and auctions that always keep us entertained. An occasional joke or two. Bottom line there's never a shortage of laughter especially if YOU decide YOU want to partake in the fun.
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The Rose Tree Ranch is located on Upper Elgin Road between Elgin Canelo Road and Arizona State Route 82. It is blacktop all the way and makes for easy access. We will have plenty of water available and will be delivering to campsites daily. We also have a few corrals available on first come first serve basis. Please bring your own water buckets for your horses. Many of us will be staying in our personal Living Quarters horse trailers. If you don't have one you may want to contact Cruise America to rent yourself a comfortable RV to sleep and get dressed. Tents are always welcome in fact we had a Tepee join us one year. We will have numerous port-a-johns around the camp area. As mentioned we serve dinner nightly so you'll just need to bring your own food for breakfast and lunches. We do pot-luck style breakfast every morning. Remember we do not have the capability to refrigerate leftovers so you will need to take what you bring to the pot-luck back to your place with you daily. Also it's a bit of a drive to get more ice so please bring enough for yourself to last the four days of the ride. More questions don't hesitate to call or send an email. We look forward to seeing you all.
Rose Tree Ranch, Elgin Arizona 85611, United States