Historic La Posta Quemada Ranch

La Posta Quemada, or the burnt station, has a long and storied history that includes bandits, stagecoaches, ranchers, hotel-owners, cowboys and the Civilian Conservation Corps among others. Its name is derived from a nearby Butterfield Stagecoach stop that burned to the ground in the 1860s. The station was rebuilt, only to succumb to fire a second time. Now as a part of Colossal Cave Mountain Park it is once again serving travelers and adventurers.

Trail Rides


Cowboy up! What a pleasure it is to takes a leisurely guided Western trail ride through the scenic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Starting from the site of the historic Mountain Springs Hotel and Stage Station, you’ll leave behind the modern world and lose yourself along the old National Mail Stagecoach Route. You’ll see some spectacular and complex geological formations along the route, plus archeological evidence of the ancient Hohokam culture as you ramble through unspoiled Sonoran Desert.

Trail Rides
.5 hour: $40
1 hour: $50
1.5 hours – $70

Sunset Rides – $65

Wagon Rides – $7.50 per person with $75.00 minimum

The wagon is available for weddings and special events!

Riding Lessons Available!

Please contact Boomerang Riding Stables
(520) 647-3619 for more information.