Flying E Ranch

Top choice ranch in Wickenburg

The coolest place at this down-home working cattle ranch is the boot room, which is lined with scuffed-up cowboy boots and hats that guests can borrow on their rides. Sitting on 20,000 acres in the Hassayampa Valley, the ranch is a big hit with families and also works well for groups. Two-hour horseback rides cost $50 (or $80 for two).

Rooms are Western-themed and rates include activities and three family-style meals daily. It's open from November to April, with two- or three-night minimum stays. There's no bar; BYOB. Wi-fi is available in certain areas.