Hideout Ranch offers great horseback riding to fantastic destinations, but there are myriad other activities available. There are as many places to hike as there are to ride (but it is more fun on horseback...).
The San Bernardino Valley in Arizona is the wintering ground for several species of birds. The more you look, the more birdlife you'll notice: quail, hawks, hummingbirds, doves, finches, ravens, roadrunners, and hundreds of other incredible birds.
In addition to bringing your sense of adventure and a good hat, you'll want to bring a camera and plenty of high-gig memory cards. There is never nothing to take a photo of – between the weather you can watch come up, the wildlife, the play of the sunlight and shadows on the mountains, the occasional rainbow... you and your friends on horseback. Photographers, amateur and professional, will think they're in a perpetual photo-op.
There are several fascinating and historic tourist destinations nearby:
• Tombstone, which everyone who comes to Arizona has to visit so they can say they walked in the same street Wyatt, Doc and Curly Bill walked
• Bisbee which is home to astonishing artisans and engrossing Arizona history.
• Douglas, the US town with her sister city, Agua Prieta, across the border in Mexico is home to the Gadsden Hotel where Pancho Villa rode his horse up the marble staircase on one of his raids.
• Portal and Rodeo are just a few miles away, offering quaint eateries and more incredible views.
• Silver City, New Mexico is a short drive, and has a quaint downtown area and a rich mining history.