Sports & Outdoors

If you’re itching to move ahead as an overall athlete or in a chosen sport, there’s a “dream team” at Canyon Ranch waiting to help you. The year-round beauty of the spectacular Sonoran Desert is the inspiring setting for individual and group outdoor activities led by experienced guides and instructors. 

Teen Services: Canyon Ranch welcomes guests ages 14-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please note that the accompanying parent or guardian must sign a consent form and book all services for guests under 18, and an adult must be present for most services. Ask your Program Advisor for details.

View the Teen Services Guide.

Aerial Adventure/Zipline

Try something new, push your boundaries, improve your self-confidence and just plain have fun as our staff guides you safely through a high-flying adventure on our Zipline.

  • $100 for 90 minutes
Climbing For Fitness

Climb our rock wall for a great workout! It’s fun, burns mega-calories and builds functional strength as you work every major muscle group. And it’s great for beginning to intermediate climbers – challenge yourself on a variety of routes. Clinics and private sessions available.

  • $145 for 120 minutes
High Ropes Challenge Course

Tackle our High Ropes Challenge Course – with the guidance of our knowledgeable staff. The course, which includes a giant swing, offers many routes and is highly interactive. You make all the decisions about starting, engaging and ending your adventure. Minimum two, maximum eight people.

  • $225 for 2 to 4 hours
Private Bike Tours

If you’re looking for new adventures, greater challenges, or in-depth instruction, a private, guided bike tour may be just the ticket. Tours can be of any length, and suited to any skill or fitness level. Options include half-century rides on the rural outskirts of Tucson, ascending the nearby Santa Catalina Mountains and more. Shorter private tours, lessons and private group rides also are available.

  • fees vary
Private Hikes: Craft Your Own Journey

What’s your ideal hike? Private hikes tailored to your own interests may be scheduled through the Hiking department. Enjoy the desert by night, or take a mindful walk along a scenic trail. Hikes can be customized for any focus, length, level or intensity, terrain and duration you choose. 24 hours advance notice required.

  • fees vary
Specialty Hikes

Interested in outdoor activities with a special focus? Look for specialty programs listed on the Outdoor Activity Board in the Outdoor Sports sign-up area.

Nature Discovery Hike – The Sonoran Desert is an environment like no other. Join a Canyon Ranch naturalist to learn all about this unique landscape on an interpretive hike into the world of towering saguaro cacti, gregarious cactus wrens and countless desert discoveries. 

Night Vision Goggle Experience – Join us on a night walk in nearby Sabino Canyon and learn how to use night vision technology to explore the desert and the night sky. 

Photography Hike – Celebrate the beauty of the desert and learn techniques for taking memorable nature photos on this easy, inspiring hike. You’ll have a highquality digital camera to use and will receive a CD of your images to take home. 

Sketch & Paint the Sonoran Desert – Take a short walk at daybreak in a beautiful desert setting. Learn new techniques as you sketch and paint at the nearby DeGrazia Gallery. Instructions and supplies are provided; no art experience is necessary. While you’re there, view the iconic artwork of the legendary Ted DeGrazia. 

  • $100
    $130 for Night Vision Goggle Experience
DVD Video Lesson
Get a DVD video analysis of your tennis game. Take it home and benefit for a lifetime.
 
  • $185 for 50 minutes
Private Tennis Lesson
Beginning basics to advanced instruction, hitting lesson or workout drills.
 
  • $85 for 25 minutes
    $145 for 50 minutes
Tennis Clinic
Group instruction with separate clinics for beginners and intermediate/advanced. Weekdays. Sign-up and fee information: Spa Activity Board. Check This Week at Canyon Ranch for days and times.
 
  • $80 for 50 minutes
Golf Clinics

Our PGA professionals offer group clinics targeting chipping, pitching, putting, and bunkers. Check This Week at Canyon Ranch for days and times.

  • $100 for 50 minutes
Individual Golf Lesson

Our PGA golf professionals work with you to develop your natural ability and help you reach your goals, no matter what your current skill level. Does technology excite you? It’s here. Interested in training aids? We’ve got them. Take-home materials? You bet. Add “fun” and what more could you possibly want? Try our semiprivate option with a friend, partner, parent or child.

  • $155 for 50 minutes individual
    $200 for 50 minutes semiprivate
SemiPrivate Golf Lesson
Share a session with a friend, partner, parent or child to fit your specific needs. For two people.
 
  • $200 for 50 minutes