What we love about the area

Bumble Bee Ranch is a special, pristine wilderness that is meant to be explored and enjoyed by anyone who loves the beauty of the outdoors. Information on the many attractions in and around the venue can be found at

www.bumblebeeranch.com 

Trail Rides

Saddle up and release your inner cowboy (or girl!). We have some of the gentlest, most well-mannered trail horses this side of the Mississippi, perfect for riders of all skill levels. Check out our Horse page to pick which noble steed you would prefer or allow us to be your personal horse match maker. Take a gander at our rider level key to determine your personal riding level. We do ride to your skill level, but we decide what that is. In addition, we have to ride to the lowest skill level in the group. All trail rides are private. You will not ride with other parties.

Requirements: 7 years or older (Pony Rides available for those under 7 yrs of age)

Weight Limit: 230 lb weight limit.
Anyone over 225 lbs will have to ride a Belgian Mule. Our horses cannot carry more than 20% of their body weight which includes the saddle and rider. It is for the health of the horses and mules.

Summer Time: Due to the heat and stress on the animals and humans, Horseback Rides will not take place from July 1st thru September 15th.

 

cattle Drive

Saddle up on one of our noble steeds and get a full dose of what it's like to be a cowboy. The cattle drive lasts two hours. In the first hour, you will traverse the land of the wild west and find our herd of cows hidden in their ample grazing pasture! It is not an easy task. Upon finding our cattle, you and your group will drive the herd from their pasture to our arena.

Then begins the second part of the cattle drive. During this part you will be broken up into teams. Each team will be given a cow skill level and the team will have to go into the herd and pull that one cow out and take it to the other end of the arena. You will be given four tries - easy, medium, hard and you get to decide the final skill level. Beginners are welcome. Yeehaw!

Requirements: 2 people minimum, 10 years or older

Weight Limit: 230 lbs
Anyone over 225 lbs will have to ride a Belgian Mule. Our horses cannot carry more than 20% of their body weight which includes the saddle and rider. It is for the health of the horses and mules.

Rate: 2 Hours .......$100 per person

Summer Time: There will be no cattle drives from Mid May thru Mid September. It is too hot for the baby calves.

Cowboy Games ~ Roping & Quick Draw

We have dummies galore, here at BBR! Learn to rope from a real, live cowboy or hone your skills. Featured as part of our Cowboy Games activity, sit upon an almost-real horse and see what it is like to rope a moving cow while riding horseback. 

When you are done roping see who is the fastest in the West with our quick draw station.

Requirements: Must release your inner cowboy/cowgirl

Rates:  quoted per group.

 

Fishing

We have our own fully-stocked pond on property containing Large Mouth Bass, Catfish, and Blue Gill. Bring your own bait and tackle.  Fishing license is not required since it is on private property.  It is strictly for entertainment.  Catch and release only. If the fish swallow the hook, simply cut the line as close to their mouth, and thrown them back in. They will get the hook out. If you try to rip it out, you will damage their gills and they will die, and will not become the gigantic monsters you want them to be.

Requirements:  no minimum, maximum of 8

Rates:  1 Hour..................$15 per person
Includes a Guide, a Barbie Pole, and bait. 

If you bring your own gear, it is FREE for overnight guests.

 

Razor Tours

For the adrenaline junkies out there, join our tour guide as they take you over and through the beautiful landscapes surrounding the ranch. Our razor tours are provided through AZ Hummer Tours. Check out their website for more information: azhummertours.com

Requirements: 16 yrs of age or older to drive, 4 person minimum

Rates: 2 hour tour......$160 per adult

$105 per child (under 16 years)

Summer Time: These tours do not run from mid June to mid September.

 

 

Hummer Tours

Have the ride of your life with our tour guide “Hummer Mike.” Provided by AZ Hummer Tours, you will gain a whole new perspective of the wild Arizona landscapes while high and safe within a massive Hummer. As you take in the views, Mike will fill your ears with all sorts of knowledge about the surrounding desert flora and wildlife, as well as the history of the area. Check out their website for more information: azhummertours.com

Requirements: 6 person minimum

Rate: 2 Hour Tour........$160 per adult
$105 per child (under 16 yrs)

Summer Time: These tours do not run from mid June to mid September.

 

 

Cowboy Cuisine

Get a taste of some true western country style grub here at Bumble Bee Ranch! Cooked and prepared in our award winning kitchen, we will treat you to a meal you will never forget. Check out our menu (link under Rates) to whet your appetite.

Requirements: Minimum of 6 adults, reservations, and a good appetite