• Empire Ranch - Sonoita, Arizona

      Step back in time to early Arizona ranching history. Part of the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, the historic buildings of Empire Ranch are preserved and open to the public. Still a working cattle ranch, it has been in operation for 140 years. Wander around on your own, take the Heritage Discovery Trail or go on a docent-led tour.

      If you go:
      No fee or hours, though best to come during daylight hours to see the ranch buildings. Some of the rooms and the restrooms are ADA accessible. Pets allowed on leash and under control. Limited camping. Services available in Sonoita.


      E Empire Ranch Road
      Sonoita, Arizona 85637 USA

      Mailing address:
      P.O. Box 842
      Sonoita, AZ 85637 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Empire Ranch Foundation
      +1 (888) 364-2829

      Las Cienegas National Conservation Area
      +1 (520) 258-7200

      Comments 1 Comment
      1. Pmount's Avatar
        Pmount -
        Great feature, we were just there this week to photograph the ranch house as an Arizona Post Office location in the late 1880s. While there we learned that the ranch house will be fenced off for the rest of the year, beginning this month, March 2017, for stabilization. Docent tours will be given of the out buildings. So glad this work is being done to preserve this piece of Western history.