DESERT OASIS

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Biking

A variety of bikes – comfort, hybrid, road and mountain – are available for our rides. Rides are conducted on quiet local roads or on unpaved backcountry trails. Helmets are provided, and required, and various pedals are available to clip in. Biking levels are based on mileage, elevation and pace. Please contact Outdoor Sports at Ext. 4355 for more information.

BICYCLE CONFIDENCE CLASS – COMPLIMENTARY

If you have ever hesitated to go on a ride because you don’t feel fully comfortable with the basics required to feel safe and relaxed, this class is for you. Review balance, braking, shifting and road safety. You must have previous riding ...
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GROUP BIKE RIDES – COMPLIMENTARY

Ride through the dramatic desert terrain of the nearby Santa Catalina foothills or Saguaro National Park on a 24-speed bike. Complimentary guided tours are offered daily for beginning to advanced riders. Distances range from four to 33 miles. Bring ...
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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 ...
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Golf

Discover exciting learning opportunities with indoor training, analysis through state-of-the-art technology, and PGA® personalized instruction. Lessons and clinics are held at our leading-edge Golf Performance Center. Call our PGA professionals at Ext. 4627 to learn about special packages and programming. Golf clubs will be provided for clinics and services.

INDIVIDUAL OR SEMIPRIVATE 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 ...
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BOOT CAMP GOLF

A PGA golf professional works one-on-one with you in this 6-hour, intensive golf learning system that works through repetition to hone skills and develop muscle memory. Excellent for beginners to the advanced golfer. Choose any six sessions during ...
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GOLF FITNESS ASSESSMENT

Part I – In the first session, our PGA professionals provide an assessment of four important fitness aspects as they relate to your game: strength (swing speed), flexibility (golf-specific rotation), posture (angles and athleticism) and balance. ...
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GOLF PACKAGES

Is golf your game? Make it the center of your Canyon Ranch stay. 4-Night Golf Package Two rounds of golf at nearby Ventana Canyon One Private Golf Lesson in the Canyon Ranch Golf Performance Center with a PGA professional $725 for 4 ...
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HALF-DAY PARTNERS GOLF SCHOOL

You design a semiprivate golf school for two. Target a specific area of interest (full swing, short game, mental game, conditioning) and our PGA professionals will help you develop the skills necessary to move you forward with your game. $300 ...
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High Ropes Adventures

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. $110 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. Great for beginning to intermediate climbers – challenge yourself on a variety of routes. Clinics and ...
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HIGH ROPES CHALLENGE COURSE

On our High Ropes Challenge Course – under the guidance of our knowledgeable staff – you’ll discover new things about yourself and how you perceive risk. The challenges you’ll face on the course connect to daily life: You’ll learn about ...
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Hiking

Hiking is an ideal way to pursue fitness while enjoying the strikingly diverse natural beauty that surrounds Canyon Ranch. Please, no cellphones. Hiking levels are based on mileage, elevation gain and pace. Please contact Outdoor Sports at Ext. 4355 for more information.

BIRD WALKS – COMPLIMENTARY

On-property bird walks are available each week, and cover approximately 2 miles around the Ranch and Sabino Creek area. Binoculars are provided. Sign up at the Outdoor Sports Activity Board or Program Advising. Bird walks meet in the Spa lobby and ...
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DIGITAL PHOTO EDITING

Join an Outdoor Sports photographer to learn the fundamentals of photo manipulation through a digital editing program. You’ll learn the basic techniques for enhancing the artistry of your photos. You may bring your own electronic photos, or use ...
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GROUP HIKES – COMPLIMENTARY

Hikes vary in length and terrain to accommodate all levels of fitness and experience. Guide service, packs, water, a meal or snack and transportation to trailheads are provided. Bring your hiking boots (preferably broken-in), a hat, sunblock and ...
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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 ...
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SPECIALTY HIKES

Interested in outdoor activities with a special focus? Look for specialty programs listed on the Outdoor Sports Activity Board. Nature Discovery Hike – The Sonoran Desert is an environment like no other. Join a Canyon Ranch naturalist to learn ...
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Primitive Technology

ANIMAL TRACKING - Complimentary

Which creature made those tracks – and what was it doing? Learn how to follow and interpret animal tracks in the desert, and discover which other signs can show you that critters have passed through the area. 3 hours.

INTUITIVE ARCHERY

Technical knowledge isn’t the only thing required to move an arrow from your bow to the target. Develop the present-moment awareness skills that can help you begin or enhance your archery practice. $110 for 120 minutes.

MAKE A PRIMITIVE STONE KNIFE - COMPLIMENTARY

Construct a basic knife using a stone flake and a yucca string you’ll create yourself. This tool is a replication of actual archeological finds. 3 hours.

NATIVE AWARENESS - COMPLIMENTARY

Develop your outdoor senses. You’ll learn awareness exercises and mobile meditation techniques and discover how to sharpen your visual senses as you hone your awareness skills in a natural setting. 90 minutes.

PRIMITIVE FIRE-MAKING – COMPLIMENTARY

Learn how to coax a hot coal from hand-hewn sticks with this most exciting of outdoors skills. Experience a true Aha! moment as you connect with the primal thrill of creating fire. 120 minutes.
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Racquet Sports

Swing a racquet, have fun and hone your technique in the popular, fast-paced sports of tennis or pickleball. Our skilled USPTA®- certified tennis pros offer fun and constructive ways to improve all aspects of your game with beginning to advanced instruction. Racquets are available.

INDIVIDUAL OR SEMIPRIVATE PICKLEBALL LESSON

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the nation. This competitive, easy-to-learn game is a fun combination of ping-pong, tennis and badminton. Played on a court smaller than a tennis court, using paddles and plastic balls, pickleball focuses ...
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INDIVIDUAL OR SEMIPRIVATE TENNIS LESSON

Put the enjoyment back into your game.Play on our outdoor courts is complimentary; racquets are available. Lights are available for night play. Hone your skills with beginning to advanced instruction, hitting lessons or workout drills. $150 for a ...
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