Small Non-Commercial Facility Operated by Pam and Louis Mindes Since 1995

Located approximately 10 acres to the west unit of Saguaro National Park, Rocking M Ranch is a perfect site for nature lovers, hikers, and horseback riders. When you stay with us, you can trail into the park accesses right from the property. Our lodging is only a short distance from the freeway, so you can easily access the city of Tucson, Town of Marana, and Oro Valley. We are also close to shopping, golf, and other visitor attractions.


Your hosts are full service real estate agents with over 30 years experience. 

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A Little History on Us

A taste of the old west. Located adjacent to Saguaro National Park, the setting is perfect for anyone looking for something out of the ordinary. This non-commercial facility offers the feeling of being at home. 


Rocking M Ranch is owned and operated by Pam and Lou Mindes. Rocking M Ranch is a low-profile operation catering to those looking for a place in the country, off the beaten path. Our property is only about 3–4 miles from stores and restaurants in a country setting with no through traffic.


Rocking M Ranch’s facilities are designed for guests traveling with their own horses. Corrals and other amenities are provided with a nominal charge. Trail ride or hike into Saguaro National Park or Tucson Mountain Park. 


Rocking M Ranch provides a guest house, which has four bedrooms. Two bedrooms have private baths and two that share a bath. Queen beds are available in the rooms with private baths. The two bedrooms that share a bath have twin beds in one room and a queen bed in the other. There is a small refrigerator, bar, sink, and microwave in the guest house. There is also a BBQ grill on the porch.

Traveling on a Limited Budget?

 Rocking M Ranch now offers a “NO BREAKFAST OPTION” with lower prices for those on a budget. Call or email us for more information on last-minute opportunities. 

Arizona Equine Laws

 ​HORSE OWNERS

Arizona has a legislation holding horse owners responsible for their own actions: ARS 12-553. Limited liability of equine owners and owners of equine facilities; exception; definitions 

A. An equine owner or an agent of an equine owner who regardless of consideration allows another person to take control of an equine is not liable for an injury to or the death of the person if: 

  1. The person has taken control of the equine from the owner or agent when the injury or death occurs. 
  2. The person or the parent or legal guardian of the person if the person is under eighteen years of age has signed a release before taking control of the equine. 
  3. The owner or agent has properly installed suitable tack or equipment or the person has personally tacked the equine with tack the person owned, leased or borrowed. If the person has personally tacked the equine, the person assumes full responsibility for the suitability, installation, and condition of the tack. 
  4. The owner or agent assigns the person to a suitable equine based on a reasonable interpretation of the person's representation of his skills, health, and experience with and knowledge of equines. 

B. Subsection A does not apply to an equine owner or agent of the equine owner who is grossly negligent or commits willful, wanton, or intentional acts or omissions.  

C. An owner, lessor, or agent of any riding stable, rodeo ground, training or boarding stable, or other private property that is used by a rider or handler of an equine with or without the owner's permission is not liable for injury to or death of the equine or the rider or handler.  

D. Subsection C does not apply to an owner, lessor or agent of any riding stable, rodeo ground, training or boarding stable or other private property that is used by a rider or handler of an equine if either of the following applies: 

  1. The owner, lessor or agent knows or should know that a hazardous condition exists and the owner, lessor, or agent fails to disclose the hazardous condition to a rider or handler of an equine. 
  2. The owner, lessor or agent is grossly negligent or commits willful, wanton or intentional acts or omissions. 

E. As used in this section: 

  1. "Equine" means a horse, pony, mule, donkey, or ass. 
  2. "Release" means a document that a person signs before taking control of an equine from the owner or owner's agent and that acknowledges that the person is aware of the inherent risks associated with equine activities, is willing and able to accept full responsibility for his own safety and welfare and releases the equine owner or agent from liability unless the equine owner or agent is grossly negligent or commits willful, wanton or intentional acts or omissions.

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 12 x 13 Covered pipe corrals with water for guest horses.