Empire Ranch Trail Ride 2017

Empire Ranch Trail Ride 2017

By SoAzNewsX The Empire Ranch Foundation held its annual Spring Trail Ride last Saturday, April 1. Nearly 75 riders signed up for the event that consisted of a morning ride and an afternoon ride. In between rides, participants were treated to Western music and a cowboy lunch. Monies raised from the event benefit the restoration […]

Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride next month

Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride next month

By SoAzNewsX The Empire Ranch Foundation is sponsoring its annual Spring Trail Ride coming up on Saturday, April 1st. Two three-hour rides are scheduled. The morning ride starts at 9am. The afternoon ride heads off at 2pm. Participants will be taken around the historic Empire Ranch andthe Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. The ranch has been […]

Empire Ranch Cowboy Christmas a big hit

Empire Ranch Cowboy Christmas a big hit

By SoAzNewsX What is a Cowboy Christmas? It is celebrated essentially at the end of a cattle drive or a rodeo. At the Empire Ranch this year, Cowboy Christmas was a bit different celebration. The event opened up the historic Empire Ranch to the public who got to see the Empire decked out in Christmas splendor. […]

Cowboy Christmas coming to the Empire Ranch

Cowboy Christmas coming to the Empire Ranch

By SoAzNewsX Cowboy Christmas is being celebrated at a number of sites throughout the west. One of those sites is the Empire Ranch, located southeast of Tucson off State Highway 83. The event is set for Dec. 10 from 11am-3pm at the historic ranch. The event is free to the public. No reservations are required–just […]

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House family event

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House family event

By Harry Alexander If you weren’t able to attend the 16th Annual Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House on Sat. Nov. 5, you missed out on a rip-roaring good ol’ cowboy time! The Empire Ranch is located southeast of Tucson and served as a backdrop for a number of famous western movies–“3:10 to Yuma, “Red […]

National Day of the Cowboy celebration at the Empire Ranch

National Day of the Cowboy celebration at the Empire Ranch

By SoAzNewsX The fourth Saturday of every July is set aside to celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy. And, celebrate they did at the historic Empire Ranch southeast of Tucson. The Empire is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Empire Ranch Foundation. It served as the set for a number of some of […]

National Day of the Cowboy at the Empire Ranch

National Day of the Cowboy at the Empire Ranch

By SoAzNewsX Numerous ranches and locales will celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy on Saturday, July 23. One of the best and closest places to the Tucson area to homage to the Cowboy will be the historic Empire Ranch southeast of Tucson near Sonoita, Ariz. The Empire Ranch Foundation will be part of a […]

Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride

Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride

Each Spring, usually in April, the Empire Ranch Foundation sponsors a Trail Ride through the rolling hills and spectacular scenery of the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. Visit the Empire Ranch Foundation website listed below for exact times and costs.

Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride coming up

Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride coming up

By SoAzNewsX Saturday, Apr. 2 is the Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride. Event participants will have two opportunities to ride the Empire Ranch property – a morning ride and an afternoon ride. The rides will be led by Steve Boice, an Empire Ranch Foundation board member and former resident of the historic ranch. The Cowboy Grill […]

ERF’s 1880’s to Steampunk event a success

ERF’s 1880’s to Steampunk event a success

By SoAzNewsX The Empire Ranch’s 140th year-long Anniversary celebration began with a fun-filled Saloon Party! The 1880’s to Steampunk event was held at the Savoy Opera House at Trail Dust Town in Tucson on January 30, 2016 with over 155 guests attending, according to a release from the Empire Ranch Foundation. The beautiful wood trimmed […]