Weather at the Ranch
If Vegas were to accept bets on the weather at the ranch then sunny would be the word of the day and 98% of the time you would win. We get very little rain at Stagecoach Trails and on those rare days we do it does not last long. We are located in the Mohave Desert at an altitude of 1800 feet. As a result our climate is not as hot as those locations that are closer to sea level but it is still the desert and the summers can get hot. It is a dry heat which is nowhere near as oppressive as locations in more humid tropical environments. No matter what the time of year we always enjoy cool nights even in the middle of the summer. This makes for comfortable mornings and evening sunsets.
Weather, Wildlife and Plants
Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is located in the Mohave Desert in an area called “Dutch Flats”. The climate is considered high desert. The humidity is below 30% most of the year. Joshua Trees (Yucca Brevifolia) are abundant in the Mohave desert as are barrel cactus and Saguaro Cactus at higher elevations. The valley is surrounded by three mountain ranges, the Hualapai, Mohave and Buck mountains.
When traveling in the desert one will frequently encounter bighorn sheep, kangaroo rats, road runners, coyotes, black-tailed jackrabbits and the occasional mountain lion.
The crystal clear air and dry environment makes for incredible sunsets that are a daily occurance at the ranch. At night the sky is riddled with millions of stars as there are no city lights anywhere near the ranch. Guests should bring clothing that is cool for daytime activities and light warmer garments for nightime when the temperatures cool down.
Yucca Arizona Climate Summary 1950 – 2010
|Avg. Max Temperature (F)||60.4°||64.9°||70.3°||78.5°||88.1°||98.4°||102.8°||100.8°||95.2°||83.4°||69.2°||60.3°|
|Avg. Min Temperature (F)||37.1°||39.9°||43.3°||49.3°||58.4°||67.6°||75.7°||74.6°||66.2°||54.7°||43.6°||37.2°|
|Avg. Total Precipitation (in)||0.96||1.01||0.96||0.40||0.15||0.08||0.76||0.97||0.65||0.56||0.55||0.62|