La Posta Quemada Ranch

La Posta Quemada Ranch

16721 East Old Spanish Trail Vail, Arizona 85641

Colossal Cave Mountain Park Official Website

About this Location

Leisurely guided Western trail rides go out daily from La Posta Quemada Ranch facility in Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Starting from the site of the historic Mountain Springs Hotel and Stage Station, you’ll follow the National Mail Stagecoach route. See spectacular and complex geological formations and a Hohokam bedrock mortar site as you ramble through the unspoiled Sonoran desert. Hayrides and stagecoach rides are also available by reservation. Open every day, the stable hours vary seasonally.

About Colossal Cave Mountain Park

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Colossal Cave Mountain Park is home or refuge to hundreds of species of mammals, birds, and reptiles—and who knows about the moths, butterflies, beetles, and other invertebrates?

Among the mammals, Pack Rats, Deer Mice, Spotted Skunks, Striped Skunks, Ringtails, Foxes, Badgers, Raccoons, Javelina, Bobcats, and Mountain Lions all call Colossal Cave Mountain Park home. And, of course, bats.

Are you a birdwatcher? The Park, because of its many microhabitats, offers great birding. Check out our list of birds that have been identified in the Park over the last 40-plus years.

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