Visit Saguaro Lake
Located just five minutes from the ranch, visit the beautiful Saguaro Lake. Rent a pontoon boat to explore the lake or take a sightseeing cruise on the Desert Belle. Cafe dining is also available at ShipRock Restaurant.
The Desert Belle has been operating for over 50 years and is the perfect spot for both Arizona residents and out-of-town guests. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on one of her 90-minute narrated cruises and view the towering canyon walls and dramatic desert vistas. Call (480) 984-2425 or visit desertbelle.com.
A ten-minute drive from the Ranch, Butcher Jones Recreation Area features a gently sloping beach that makes safe, gradual changes in depths and is adjacent to a picnic/grilling area.
This popular recreation area is one of the most visited sites in the Tonto National Forest. Be sure to have a Tonto Parking Pass before you head to the lake to explore. Butcher Jones is also where we launch our lake kayaking and guided trips.