The horse has long been envied by his dumpier cousin—the cow—for his fancy saddles, shapely, brand-less flanks, and endless anecdotes about the time he spent studying film literally under Clint Eastwood. Add fuel to this bovine beef with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a one-hour horseback-riding session for two at Triangle T Guest Ranch in Dragoon (a $90 value).
Triangle T's experienced bronco wranglers lead new and experienced rein-tamers through the picturesque Texas Canyon, located at the foothills of the Dragoon Mountains. Located 60 miles east of Tucson, the vast, cactus-ridden valleys of Arizona create a beautiful backdrop for a 60-minute horseback excursion, allowing riders to reconnect with their inner Hoss, or to relax and enjoy a break from traffic, asphalt, and an ill-fitting cubicle saddle. The excursion takes riders along the terrain's trademark gigantic boulders, which are stacked on top of one another in astonishing formations, providing a refreshing visual aide for successful charcoal grilling that dates back to the ice age. The 4,500-foot elevation ensures moderate temperatures for year-round galloping and sauntering amid the dramatic scenery. Check out the ranch’s website to see the other exciting events and activities going on, including the notable saloon and guest accommodations (not included in this Groupon) before booking your equine adventure.
Triangle T Guest Ranch
With a wealth of activities to while away the days beneath the Arizona sun, Triangle T Guest Ranch gives its visitors ample opportunity to relax amid beautiful southwestern scenery. The ranch sits among the foothills of the Dragoon Mountains at an elevation of 4,500 feet, ensuring comfortable temperatures for year-round horseback-riding programs, hiking, and jeep tours over its 160 acres.
For trail rides, the ranch's wranglers lead groups of explorers on horseback across diverse terrain from grassy hills to steep, rocky traverses that change every few minutes of the tour, offering riders plenty of opportunities for pictures and fresh inspiration for haikus. While riders negotiate twists and turns and marvel at the many intricate boulder formations along the way, their guides expound upon the ranch's long and storied history, from the first visits by Apache chieftains up through its 20th-century use by diplomats, writers, and entertainers including JFK and John Wayne. After their ride, participants can recount the memorable scenery and near run-ins with outlaws at The Rock Saloon and Grill, famous for the giant boulder behind the bar.
4190 Dragoon Rd.
Dragoon, Arizona 85609Get Directions