Participate in Horseback Riding and Other Ranch Activities
The Flying E is one of the best dude ranches for families, and there is no shortage of activities at the Flying E Ranch to keep guests of any age entertained for hours. One of our guests’ favorites is our large heated swimming pool, which is open all season. Take a swim, relax in the attached Jacuzzi, or just lounge and enjoy the sunshine and the quiet surroundings.
Here are some of the other activities and entertainments that keep our guests busy when they’re not riding horses:
- Team Horse Penning
- Corn Hole
- Tennis Court
- Basketball Court
- Coming Soon a New Shooting Range
- Target Shooting
- Skeet shooting
- Horseshoe Pitch
- Giant Chess
- Giant Checkers
- Game Room
- Table Tennis
- Heated Swimming Pool
- Masseuse On-Call
- Bird Watching
- Guided Nature Hikes
- Dark Sky Star Gazing
- Native American Petroglyph Hike
Even the best dude ranch vacations can be made better with a trip through the scenic Southwest. Most folks find they prefer being involved in the many activities here at the ranch, but you may also enjoy visiting other scenic and historic sites in the area. Here are some ideas for road trips, both short and long.
Our local town of Wickenburg, just 5 miles away, is full of fun and interesting things to see and do. Shop in many diverse stores or browse through our award-winning Western museum. Attend an evening show or concert at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts. For more information about things to do in Wickenburg, check out the Chamber’s website for local events.
A scenic 2-hour drive north of the Flying E Ranch (120 miles). Legendary red rock formations overlook tranquil Oak Creek, with the monoliths and buttes forming a stunning contrast to the lush forest and creekside vegetation.
3.5 hours. A picturesque historic copper mining town turned arts center features shops, restaurants, and museums with mining, archeological, and historic displays.
3.5 hours (186 miles) from the Flying E Ranch. One of the 7 wonders of the world – a must-see in the Southwest!
1 hour from the Flying E Ranch. This once boisterous territorial capital today offers mountain beauty, distinctive dining, unique shops, and restored Victorian houses.
Consider an overnight trip to Las Vegas’ iconic casinos and shows. 4 hours’ drive from the ranch.
1.5 hours’ drive. Abundant options for shopping, golf, and dining.