Dust off your chaps and head northwest from Phoenix to discover this historic dude ranch set on 20,000 acres in the upper Sonoran Desert. Here’s a place to experience the Old West on horseback with a seasoned wrangler as your guide. Trail rides are scheduled twice daily. (Cowboy cookout rides are also available). The resort’s underrated golf course is a superb, naturalistic design that follows the contours of the rolling terrain. After a day of adventure, guests gather in the saloon, its floor-to-ceiling windows angled to the Bradshaw Mountains.