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Circle Z Ranch

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1476 Route 82, Patagonia, AZ 85624
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Alto, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Best food of any dude ranch we've visited. Great Scenery, friendly people, terrific horses. If you like horse riding, this is your place! It's especially nice that they welcome guests bringing wine/beer for Appetizer Hour.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We have been coming to Circle Z since the 1980's. Our first visit introduced us to a beautiful life long relationship with the ranch, then managed by Doris and Don under owner Mrs. Nash and her family. Our children were 5 and 9, and fell in love with the West and with horses and this ranch. Well, 28 years later... More 

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San Jacinto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had a great time at the Circle Z. The staff were wonderful, the food was the best I've ever had at a guest ranch, room was comfy, and the riding was spectacular. I highly recommend this ranch for a memorable ranch vacation.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Just came home from my eighth visit to the Z. I love it more every time I go. It has helped me fulfill all my horsey hopes and dreams, helped me to become a better rider, and enabled me to make many lifelong friends. I would consider it a second home. I go with a group of ladies every year.... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Circle Z is a fantastic place to ride horses and stay. They have a large herd of excellent horses, and thousands of acres of land for trail riding, including a stream, flat abandoned railroad tracks, and trails through the hills. If you want to switch horses, even without a very good reason, they're happy to do that. The wranglers that... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife and I arrived at the Circle Z early on a Sunday evening having no idea what to expect. I had been to several "dude" ranches many years before but only for a day or so and I was an observer and not a participant in the activities. We were shown our classy duplex and informed that the social... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time at a dude ranch. This place is top notch in every respect. The foreman and his wranglers are fabulous with both the horses and guests. The manager does everything possible to make the stay comfortable and lots of fun. The cook is amazing. This was my first time riding and I will return. I now... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were looking for a warm and beautiful spot for a March vacation with our urban grandchildren, ages 2 and 4, and their parents. Circle Z was perfect in every way.The children absolutely loved every day there....enjoying swimming, pony rides, ringing the dinner bell, and, most of all, the freedom to run around. The staff was extremely accommodating to the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Excellent place. Perfectly set by creek and mountain. Great community of people. Good astronomy and nature activities. Great weather. Food was well prepared, presented and had diverse selection. Staff worked very hard and was always helping you.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Circle Z is an exceptional dude ranch. Fantastic vistas and trails. Superb horses that are obviously extremely well cared for, and outstanding customer service. The cuisine and dining areas are excellent and thoughtfully crafted. Circle Z's staff are all exceedingly friendly, professional, and eager to make the most of your vacation. The owners, Rick and Diana take a personal interest... More 

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