9 Great Arizona Ranch Vacations- Flying E Ranch
The best Arizona Ranches, including the Flying E Ranch near Wickenburg, offering horseback riding, hiking, bird watching, swimming and more.
by Darley Newman
Sixty-five miles Northwest of Phoenix and just four miles west of Wickenburg, the Flying E Ranch is a dude and working cattle ranch that's been operating since 1946. Managers Andrea and Steve Taylor work hard to carry on ranching traditions, welcoming guests to step back in time to the old West. With a welcoming atmosphere and a cookie jar that's always full, travelers enjoy daily ranch activities, as well as special events, like the Wanna Be a Cowgirl Weekend, Gold Rush Days and Ranch Christmas. Read on to see if the Flying E Ranch is a good match for you with a special rundown straight from the ranch.
Straight From the Ranch
First Time Riders/ Beginners
We are known as “The Riding Ranch”. Riding is an additional charge at the Flying E, so you can choose to ride as little or as much as you wish. Rates include lodging and meals and if you choose not to ride, you can still enjoy plenty of options that the ranch and its surroundings have to offer. We have two, two-hour rides per day, except Sundays with only a morning ride. Offered rides include a beginning scenic, intermediate walk/trot, or a loping ride for our more advanced rider. Favorites for our guests may include a specially schedule breakfast, lunch, picnic or dinner ride.
For the Experienced Horseman or Horsewoman
The Flying E Ranch is also a working cattle ranch which offers 20,000 acres to ride and roam. Our trails are endless and provide a challenging or relaxing ride of your choice. Guests have the opportunity to take a loping ride, climb to the top of lookout points for a beautiful panoramic view of the landscape, take an all day ride, or work the cattle in our team penning event.
Famous Ranch Features
Established in 1946, the Flying E Ranch is located in Wickenburg, Arizona, home of the famed Vulture Gold Mine. With a capacity of 34 guests, this is a private guest ranch with dining and riding available exclusively to ranch guests. The food is exceptional with home style cooking with a gourmet touch. Accommodations are western in décor, with private baths, wet bars and electrically heated and immaculately clean. Facilities also include a heated pool with Jacuzzi, exercise room, sauna, garden chess, lighted tennis court, shuffleboard and hiking. There is also golf close to the Flying E Ranch. Centrally located within a day’s drive from Sedona, Grand Canyon or Las Vegas, the Flying E is open from November 1st to April 30th.