Rancho de la Osa Activities

Outdoor Adventures

Whether you’re seeking to unwind and relieve the stress of everyday life, be a part of history by walking in the same footsteps of legends like Cochise and Geronimo or attempting to capture your adventurous spirit with a number of exhilarating activities – Rancho de la Osa is the perfect vacation destination.


Rancho de la Osa is entirely secluded and peaceful and we aim to keep it that way. But, it’s also a sportsman’s paradise with diverse wildlife, endless amounts of trails and incredible mountain views. If you’re looking to relax in a peaceful oasis or embark on a bucket list adventure vacation, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Check out just a few of our activities to keep you busy during your stay at Rancho de la Osa:

Horseback Riding Program – If you’re an experienced rider or never been on a horse, we’ve got the ride for you. Our expert wranglers will outfit you with your own horse and give you the option (based on ability) of a guided scenic walking ride, an exhilarating guided fast ride, or both.

  • Team penning – Learn how to work with a team of your fellow cowboys and cowgirls together on horseback to move cattle in our arena
  • Cattle Drive – Experience the true history of Sasabe AZ by driving cattle along the Mexican border.
  • Lessons – Learn the skills necessary to become an experienced horseman or just have more fun on horseback

Guided Fat Tire Electric Bike Tours – You can ride a bike anywhere but this is one bucket list adventure you won’t find anywhere but Rancho de la Osa. Trade one saddle for another and experience the southwest on a brand new fat tire electric mountain bike. You can peddle on your own or get assistance on those tough hills from a high powered motor capable of 20 mph speeds.

Sport Shooting and 22 Range – As long as you’re visiting our “wild west” ranch, you might as well participate in our safe and fun shooting program. We don’t just have your typical shooting range experience, you can expect targets at different angles, heights and speed variations. Channel your inner Wild Bill Hickok and attempt to hit various objects set against a southern desert backdrop.

  • Clay Pigeon Shooting – with biodegradable targets and special 20 gage semi-automatic shotguns
  • 22 Range – We’ll have more than a few whisky bottles and targets to shoot at in a safe location.
  • 3D Archery Range – Newly built archery range right on the ranch featuring 3D targets and the latest and greatest equipment.

Guided Hiking and Mountain Climbing – Walk a few yards from your room and you’ll likely run across the same trails forged by legendary figures like Pancho Villa. Walk on red clay trails towards the famous Baboquivari Mountain. Tour Buenos Aires wildlife refuge and run into giant jackrabbits, roadrunners and deer. Hike along old western ghost towns that still feature intact buildings.

Bird Watching – Rancho de la Osa borders the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and is a birdwatching paradise. Our ranch and surrounding areas are home to the endangered Masked Bobwhite Quail and 300 other species including Herons, Gray Hawks, Vermillion Fly Catchers, Loggerhead Shrikes and Golden Eagles,

Swimming – After a long day on the road or trails, nothing feels better than a relaxing dip in our pool or hot tub. Great way to meet friends, soak up some sun or catch up on your reading.