Tierra Chamahua Eco Adventures at Rancho Los Baños is a 30,000 acre adventure and nature travel destination, eco adventure guest ranch, world-class horseback riding and hiking wilderness and working cattle ranch located just 55 miles south of the southeast Arizona town of Douglas in safe, secure northeast Sonora.
While we are located in northeast Sonora, Mexico, we are so close to Arizona that we would like you to consider our ranch for a possible stay. We feel we are a better alternative than any guest ranch in Arizona, and our region is as safe as any in the state of Arizona. Our ranch is more pristine, spectacular and scenic than other ranches. Our offices are based in Tucson. Through our shuttle service, we personally escort and drive you from Tucson to the ranch and back, leaving the driving to us and the sightseeing to you. And, with rates 30-50% lower than at Arizona guest ranches, with so much more offered, a great deal, too.
We are not your typical guest or Dude ranch, but rather a new generation guest ranch for a new generation adventure traveler. Besides ranchers, we consider ourselves an adventure travel outfitter and tour operator, outdoors enthusiasts and guides that just happen to have an unspoiled 30,000 acre wilderness area and working ranch. With our adventure sports, and our guest ranch activities, we have created one of the first adventure guest ranches in the world. We are not your typical guest ranch, but rather a new generation guest ranch catering to new generation adventure travelers, focusing on outdoors adventures, spectacular landscapes, relaxing environments and fun-filled stays.
We specialize in outdoors adventures of various kinds and are best known for our box canyon and backcountry hiking as well as our back country horseback riding and trail rides. Both adventures are considered world-class and are drawing worldwide recogntion. However, with 30,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness, we have many more activities for you to enjoy.
Our region is as safe as any in Arizona. Read the section on Safety in our website for a more detailed and factual reality about our state and region.
Horseback ride and hike, walk and trek at a ranch described by one experienced, and well traveled guest, as "the best riding location I have ever found," "with box canyon hiking to rival anywhere in the US." Our hiking, walking, trekking and horseback riding adventures are world-class and first-rate, offering stunning landscapes, diversity, scenery and 30,000 acres of pristine, vast wilderness.
We are a unique, original and exclusive guest ranch, unlike anything else around, combining the best of adventure, outdoors and nature travel ideas with the most modern guest ranch thinking.
The full range of activities offered includes: stunning vistas, otherworldly landscapes, scenery and wilderness, with spectacular hikes through wild, exotic terrain, including more than two dozen box canyon hikes in our Canyonlands, multi-night treks through river and canyons, canyoneering through canyons, camping and bouldering, geocaching, backcountry horseback riding through some of the most scenic, otherworldly, exotic and unspoiled land you will ever see, excellent birding and wildlife spotting, kayaking and fishing on the Bavispe River and on Lake Angostura (not one boat, jetski or person on it), Dark Skies, incredible geological rock formations/canyons, 2,000 year old petroglyph/pictograph sites, 4x4 jeep ecotours through 80 miles of wild off road style dirt roads, mountain biking, and, of course, amazing rest and relaxation in complete peace, serenity, remoteness and tranquility.
The ranch is remote and secluded, thus having diverse habitats that are pristine and unspoiled, as well as flora and fauna that have been protected for decades. Once here, you will not see a sign of civilization for miles. This land is a wilderness area that, were it located in the United States, would possibly be considered a national park, with comparisons to Zion, Bryce Canyon, Moab and Big Bend National Parks having been made by past guests, including comparisons to Kenya/Tanzania, and compared to a mini Copper Canyon as well.
The ranch's vegetation makes for an ideal birding hot spot. Our wildlife is also abundant, with coyote, mountain lion, bobcat, ringtail cat, ocelot, javelina, coues white tailed deer, coatimundi, fox, skunk, porcupine, badger, squirrel, wild turkey and the occasional jaguar and black bear calling the ranch home.
From riverbed, riparian habitats, full of sycamore, walnut, cottonwood and mesquite trees, to boxed canyons, with temperatures and ecosystems more fitting to temperate climates rather than desert habitats, to open desert terrain full of ocotillo, organ pipe cactus, desert palm trees and mesquite, to mid-elevation hills full of lush grass and bush trees, to high elevation mountains full of oak and ponderosa pine, Los Baños offers the avid nature lover a great opportunity to see myriad numbers of diverse species, be it flora or fauna.
With so many diverse habitats, encompassing lake, river, mountain, canyon and riparian ecosystems, avid nature lovers are sure to enjoy their stay. Devoid of human activity, lights, noise, smells and of modern civilization itself, you will fee relaxed and reinvigorated as you see and feel yourself surrounded only by wilderness. At night you will look to the heavens and be amazed at the hundreds of thousands of stars you can see with the naked eye, including the haze of the Milky Way.
Combined with great accommodations and service, Mexican hospitality that is second to none, close proximity to the United States, staying in pristine and isolated land, and a natural scenery that is spectacular to see, Rancho Los Baños, through our tourism branch, Tierra Chamahua EcoAdventures, is sure to make your stay a very enjoyable one.