Posts Tagged ‘Rincon mountains’

Tucson’s Saguaro National Park East

November 25th, 2009 by tucsonbb

Hiking in the Park

Hiking in Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park East, just across the street from our lodging inn (Hacienda del Desierto Bed & Breakfast), offers spectacular views from hiking trails through the lush desert growth and up into the foothills of the Rincon Mountains.  On a regular basis National Park Service Rangers give guided walks explaining the flora and fauna of the area.  Extensive hiking maps can be obtained both at our bed and breakfast and at the park east side Visitor’s Center along with scheduled guided walks.  There is also a beautiful nine-mile drive through the park.  Near the end of the drive there are very large rocks you can climb on to watch our stunning Tucson, Arizona sunsets.

Horseback Riding at Tucson’s Colossal Cave

June 21st, 2009 by tucsonbb

In the late 60’s when we were planning our Tucson, Arizona home, we visited La Posta Quemada Ranch near Vail Arizona which was for sale at the time and only 10 minutes from our land.  The price was so reasonable for all the acreage offered and the home was just what we wanted, but on teacher salaries it was way beyond our reach.  We did, however, use ideas from that Spanish hacienda style ranch when we built our own hacienda.

La Posta Quemada Ranch is now part of Colossal Cave Mountain Park and is the place from which trail rides can be taken into the scenic and unspoiled foothills of the Rincon Mountains following the National Mail Stagecoach route.  Of all the horseback riding facilities in our area, this one offers the most scenic rides for guests  when they visit our Bed & Breakfast accommodations.