Pitch your tent at our Saddle Sore Ranch, and enjoy incredible desert landscapes, hiking, photography, mountain biking, horseshoe pits onsite, amazing sunsets and more... At night, build a campfire in any of our fire pits, throw some steaks on any of our grills, and kick back and relax. Located just off of Route 66 in western Arizona, the Saddle Sore Ranch is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Primitive dry camping. No hookups. Bring your tent, trailer or RV.
- Check in: After 10AM
- Check out: Before 6PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Saddle Sore Ranch
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You'll be welcomed to Amazing Sunsets with a "moo" from the dozen or so cows roaming the area with their calves. The property lies on BLM land with curious cattle ranging freely - they came over to the site upon our arrival to see who the newcomers were. Amazing Sunsets is set up for groups, so while it is pretty remote and far away from hiking or other outdoor activities, it would be a great place to celebrate with a group. There is a stage, wooden bars, and fire pits scattered throughout the property. While we didn't meet Rob, we met Fred ("Derf spelled backwards" - his words, not mine), a 76 year old with a long white beard and blue truck, who lives in a neighboring trailer. The site is remote - there is no electricity or plumbing - but provides a quiet, quirky place to sleep for the night. And we actually preferred the sunrise to the sunset, when the mountain range to the west lit up rouge with the rising sun.
Tips: It would be best to stay here from late fall to spring when the desert is a bit more green. The dead grass had quite a few prickers that liked to stick into our sandaled feet.