We offer horseback rides going through various Arizona trails. For more information, please call or email us.
There are many nice rides available but my first choice is in The Saguaro National Park West. Cowan Horse Adventures has the Saguaro National Park Commercial Use Authorization.
The Saguaro National Park West is in the Tucson Mountains on the west side of Tucson.
The Saguaro Park has several very nice trails and is close to town so the drive time is minimal. Trails that we use at the Saguaro Park are:
The Cactus Wren Trail access point is at the corner of Sandario Road and Rudasill Road. Cactus Wren Trail is a nice and easy .8-mile path that connects with Encinas Trail that is also an easygoing uphill 2.9-mile trail to the Ez-Kim-In-Zin campground. From there we can pick up the Esperanza Trail for .7-miles to the Dobe Wash Trail which ends up 1.4-miles later at the Hohokam Road where the horse trailer will be waiting.
Esperanza Trail, from the trailhead off Golden Gate Road this 1.7 mile trail starts as a gentle upward slope then turns into a steeper climb with switchbacks until you reach the top of the ridge. From there you have an expansive 360-degree view of the desert valley and the Tucson Mountains. The Sendero Trail links up at the top of the ridge. The grade seems less going downhill and on this 1mile trail there are fewer switchbacks. We can take the 1.1-mile Gould Mine Trail back to the King Canyon Trailhead, or the more challenging and rockier .4-mile choice that drops onto the King Canyon Trail for .9 miles that also ends up at the King Canyon Trailhead. This ride takes about 2 1/2 hours and ends at the King Canyon Trailhead across the street from The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum on Kinney Road.
All of our rides are scheduled. The riders set their timetable for their convenience, so Please give us a call for availability. (520)883-5529
You can find and see these trails on Google Earth.