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Wickenburg, Arizona: Where to Camp and Rope in 2023
From some of the best ropings in the country to awe-inspiring views to the movers and shakers who shape the sport of team roping, Arizona offers something for everyone.
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In 1863, Henry Wickenburg discovered a wealth of gold and silver in the Vulture Mine. Today, team ropers come back to Wickenburg each winter searching for their own riches in the many roping arenas around the town and just south on U.S. Highway 60 in Wittman and Morristown. The small town is oft-named a best destination, and it balloons in size each winter thanks to all the visiting ropers.

Check for jackpot dates and times as well as producers’ Facebook pages.


Yost Events’ Rancho Rio
1325 North Tegner St.
Facebook: Rancho Rio

• Two arenas
• Ample stalls, covered and uncovered, RV park, restrooms
• NRS onsite tack store and Bishop’s Trailer Sales onsite
• Weekly practice, jackpots, specialty ropings all winter, horse sale in March
• Miles of riding trails in the Hassayampa River bed

Big Tree Arena @ Wickenburg Trailer Sales
30218 US Highway 60 
Facebook: Wickenburg Trailer Sales

• Trailer sales and rentals
• Practice and weekly jackpots
• Full and partial service RV spaces, covered pens
• Restrooms with showers, laundry facilities
• Ride to other arenas via Hassayampa River bed

Flying E Ranch Arena
2801 West Wickenburg Way

• One arena
• Flying E Guest Ranch has rooms available

The Town of Wickenburg’s Everett Bowman Rodeo Arena
935 Constellation Road
Facebook: Everett Bowman Arena

• One lighted arena, one warm up
• Covered grandstands, restrooms

Mike and Karen Fuller’s Downtown Arena
510 North Tegner St.
928-231-6793; 559-250-2210
Facebook: Downtown Arena

• One arena
• RV park and horse pens
• Weekly practices and jackpots

Dillon’s @ Western Trails Ranch
37839 West Grand Ave., Morristown
Facebook: Dillon’s at Western Trails Ranch or High Call Productions

• One arena
• Dillon’s KC BBQ, two saloons, live music and bull riding
• Weekly jackpots, breakaway and team ropings
• No boarding or camping

Kyle Chrisman’s Roper Nation at Simpson Ranch Arena
503 South Tegner St.

• Two lighted arenas
• Horse boarding 
• RV park; dry camping allowed
• Jackpots, specialty ropings and practices
• Tack shack

Hidden Hacienda
36001 South Moreton Road
Facebook: Hidden Hacienda

• One arena, 60 ft. round pen
• 10 arena-side, full-service RV spaces
• Full-service horse boarding, box stall or covered pen
• Practice three times a week, Sept. through April, $35 per roper
• Clubhouse with laundry, game room

The Red Pony Restaurant & Arena
64638 US Highway 60, Salome
Facebook: BJ Campbell Team Roping

• Practice and jackpots
• WPRA-approved barrels and breakaway
• RV hookups (contact Vance, 623-628-1297)

Horns and Hooves Arena
39410 North US Highway 60, Morristown
Facebook: Horns and Hooves Arena

• Two arenas
• Boarding, covered stalls, RV hookups
• Jackpots four days a week with barrel racing on weekends


One of Wickenburg’s most famous attractions, Rancho de los Caballeros (928-684-5484) is celebrating 75 years in 2023. An Arizona Dude Ranch since its founding in 1948, the modern Rancho de los Caballeros offers a multitude of entertainment options, including an 18-hole golf course, dining, hiking and riding trails, luxury spa, pickleball and tennis, trap and skeet shooting, and even a Kid’s Club with lots of activities designed to entertain the littles while giving the adults some time on their own.

Wickenburg Ranch’s (855-878-1703) desert track, known as “Big Wick,” offers outstanding views of the nearby Prescott National Forest and Vulture Peak on its challenging, par-71 championship course. If your golf effort is more Caddyshack than PGA Tour, try “Li’l Wick,” the nine-hole course that features hammocks and rest areas between holes and ice-cold beverages from The Watering Hole. While you’re there, try one of four restaurants or really relax at the spa.


Downtown Wickenburg provides plenty of entertainment, dining and shopping. Take in a new or classic Western movie at the renovated Saguaro Theater (928-684-7189), a classic old-time theater that’s been in operation since 1948. Then, a walking tour featuring six bronze statues imparts pieces of Wickenburg’s history. Or, see the 200-year-old mesquite known as the Jail Tree (45 North Tegner St.) where criminals were chained in the days before a jail was built. And, don’t miss the Concert in the Park (928-684-5451) series held on the third Saturday of the month.

If outdoorsy stuff is more your jam, Wickenburg offers plenty of that. The Hassayampa River Preserve (928-684-2772) offers three miles of hiking trails, where you may catch a glimpse of one of 280 species of birds, a visitor’s center, picnic areas and historic buildings. Take advantage of guide tours or explore on your own.

If you prefer to ride, rent an ATV from Adventures of a Lifetime ATV Tours (928-684-1200) and check out the local natural beauty, as well as Wickenburg history by visiting ghost towns and gold mines.

Food and Drink

While regular Wickenburg visitors know all about town staples like Anita’s Cocina (928-684-5777) and Rancho Bar 7 (928-684-2492) downtown, don’t miss Bedoian’s Bakery & Bistro (928-415-1021) for a little something different. Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine along with all-American fare like turkey pot pie and mac-n-cheese and don’t miss dessert, all made from scratch, onsite.


Wickenburg has a little of everything in its quaint downtown area from crafting supplies and custom leatherwork to jewelry and clothing. Find something shiny for your inner unicorn at Cowgirl Bling Bling (928-684-3460) and one-of-a-kind gifts at the Rusty Rooster (928-684-6884).

Of course, ropers can get lost at NRS (928-684-7987), both upstairs in the clothing and home decor sections or downstairs in the rope and tack area.

Essential Services

Feed and Tack

National Roper Supply (NRS)
955 West Wickenburg Way
Facebook: NRS-Wickenburg

Ropes, ropes and more ropes! Feed, tack, apparel, decor, jewelry

Wickenburg Trailer Sales
30218 US Highway 60
Facebook: Wickenburg Trailer Sales

Hay, feed, trailers, tack, unique western home decor

TX Hay Sales
30358 US Highway 60/89

Hay, will deliver, some feed and vet supplies

Tractor Supply
1860 West Wickenburg Way

Riata Saddles
162 East Wickenburg Way, Ste 6
Facebook: Riata Saddles and Western Store

Leather shop by Art of the Cowgirl Master Karen Lamontagne

JLM The Store
51031 US Highway 60 89

New and used saddles, tack, supplies, Total Feeds, furniture and home decor

Pro Roper Supply @ Horns and Hooves Arena
39410 North US Highway 60
Facebook: Horns and Hooves Arena

Farrier Supplies

Arizona Farrier Supply
472 East Wickenburg Way, Ste 106
Facebook: AZ Farrier Supply


Jones Ford/RAM
555 East Wickenburg Way

Veterinary Care

Hassayampa Veterinary Services
50607 US Highway 60/89

Bar S Animal Clinic
3920 Industrial Way

Vehicle Repairs and Maintenance

Bishop’s Trailer Sales @ Rancho Rio
1325 North Tegner St.
Facebook: Bishop’s Trailer Sales at Rancho Rio

Desert Diesel Service & Repair
1175 N. Tegner St.
Facebook: Desert Diesel Service & Repair

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