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​Park at Wildhorse Trailhead at end of Speedway (parking is limited, important we get there early to accommodate all trucks and trailers, please double up if possible.) Reach within and find your spirit of adventure and work off that Thanksgiving Dinner by joining us for a spectacular leisurely ride with wide vistas through four different desert eco systems as we gradually change elevation by about 2500 feet upon reaching Douglas Springs, where water and restroom will be available and where we will break for a sumptuous lunch (bring your own lunch, we are confident you would not bring anything else but a sumptuous lunch!) We will follow either Douglas Spring Trail or Wildhorse “Three Tanks” Trail to our initial ascension of 3800 feet from our trailhead elevation of 2500 feet. Then we will be on the Douglas Spring Trail and follow that to our destination, the scenic Douglas Springs. Upon our return, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the wide expanse of the Tanque Verde Valley and “The Old Pueblo.” Horses should be shod or booted and be in good mountain shape. RSVP: Patti Byron 520-977-5115

Ride Leader: Frank Santana                                                                                                               Drag: Patti Byron  

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CATALINA GREEN ROCK RIDE
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Ride Time: 10:00 AM Rated: 3.5 Length: 2.5-3 hours​

Ride through the beautiful Tortolita Preserve and view incredible Saguaros and other desert plants. Rated 2+ due to few steep hills, possible cattle, bikers, hikers present. This is a fairly easy ride with gentle elevation climbs.


Directions:From Oracle Road turn west on Tangerine to Dove Mountain, turn right. At Moore Road turn left and drive to the end which turns to dirt. Open and drive through the gate and close it behind you. Trailhead is on the right about 500 ft.
From I-10, exit on Twin Peaks Rd, go east, turn left on Moore Rd, which is north of Tangerine, drive to the end which turns to dirt. Open and drive through the gate and close it behind you. Trailhead is on the right about 500 ft. There is a turn around a short distance from the trailhead.


Ride Leader: Linda Dahl                                                                                                          Drag: Sandy Ballis 

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SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK EAST RIDE
Sunday, November 25, 2018
    Ride Time: 8:30 AM        Rated: 4-5 (Rocky areas and lots of big steps up and down)           Length: 5.5-6 hours



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2ND ANNUAL RANCHO DE LA OSA RIDE AND DINNER
Postponed date - Sunday, December 2, 2018 (?)
Ride Time: 10:00 AM Dinner 2:30 PM                         Rated: 3                                Length: 3 hours​

Ride through lovely Catalina State Park to Green Rock and the waterfall. Depending on the watershed at the time of the ride there may be water in a wash or two that we will be crossing. Tailgate lunch following the ride. You bring your chairs and beverage. I’ll bring the Chili and hot dogs!


Directions: From Tucson go north on Oracle Road to Golder Ranch Road in Catalina. Go right (east) on Golder Ranch Road. The pavement will end at the top of the hill. Follow dirt road over the cattle guard and stay right. Go about a half mile and take the first right on Rollins Road. Rollins is an unmarked road but it is the first dirt road on your right. Follow Rollins to the top of the hill and go through the grey metal gate on the right just before the cattle guard. Do not go over the cattle guard. There is plenty of room for parking and easy turn around.


Ride Leader: Sally Janovec                                                                                                       Drag: Triesta Wunder  

NEW YEAR’S RIDE AT TORTOLITA PRESERVE
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Ride Time: 10:00 AM                     Rated: 2+                     Length: 3 hours​

$25/person. Steak or chicken with all the fixin’s. Plan to book room or dry camp Friday or Saturday. Stalls $15/night. We will ride through the De la Osa onto the Buenos Aires National Refuge to an overlook of the Altar Valley. Returning through the La Mirador Ranch, our neighbor to the west, along the Border Wall with Mexico. Most of the ride will be through washes and over rolling hills.  We will be riding through a beautiful area of the ranch where the movie Hondo with John Wayne was filmed, finishing up at the historic La Osa Ranch cemetery. Some of the area we will be riding is rocky so plan accordingly. Looking forward to seeing you all!


Directions: From I-10, take I-19 south. Take first exit to Route 86 (Ajo Highway). Turn right and go 9.4 miles to Three Points (Robles Junction) and the intersection of Route 286. Turn left onto Route 286 and go south toward Sasabe for 44 miles. When you see a green and white sign for the town of Sasabe, the next road on your right will be the ranch driveway. Turn right onto La Osa Ranch Road and go 1.5 miles to the La Osa sign. Keep to the left as the road forks and go 0.5 mile to the ranch gate. Enter through the the gate and follow the signs to the Hacienda for check-in.


Contact: Lynne Knox, Manager, Rancho De La Osa 520-339-1086​