Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch - A Dude Ranch in Yucca Arizona
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Features for Disabled Travelers at Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch

Owner Carrie along with daughter Amy on a horseback ride in the arena

Because our oldest daughter Amy is in a wheelchair, we have first hand knowledge of what the needs of our disabled guests are.  We have designed and built Stagecoach Trails to be fully handicapped accessible.  This gives us the unique ability to offer a completely barrier-free vacation to all disabled travelers and their families. There is a real need for this and we are pleased to be the pioneer in offering this unparalleled travel opportunity to all our guests with special needs. All buildings and outdoor areas were built with the disabled concerns in mind. We took extra care to assure there are no barriers anywhere at our ranch. Our guest rooms and bathrooms are larger than the current accessibility codes call for with either roll-in showers or ADA tubs and hand held showers in each one (shower chairs provided uponDisabled riders at Stagecoach Trails Ranch request).  Our lodge and dining room have plenty of room for wheelchairs to move about freely and all public bathrooms are handicapped accessible as well. We also provide accessible riding equipment so that everyone has the ability to participate in our riding program if they so desire.  Studies have shown that horses are very therapeutic to the disabled.  Depending on their ability, our disabled guests can choose to experience a ride in the desert or a ride in our arena.  PLEASE NOTE: To assure safety, all riders with special needs will take their first ride in our small arena so their riding ability can be assessed before going out on the trails. We have a ramp for wheelchairs or riders needing extra assistance so that mounting the horse will be almost as easy as getting in a car. We want everyone to experience riding a horse no matter what their disability is. Our wranglers and our horses are well-trained and have a warm and caring disposition so that each riding experience will be enjoyable. We will provide side walkers and/or someone to sit in the saddle with the disabled rider if balance is an issue (please note-double riding is only possible for guests 150lbs and under).

Ramp for loading disabled ridersIf a rider is comfortable after their arena ride and is able to stay in the saddle longer than 10 minutes, their next ride can either be around the perimeter of the ranch or on an actual trail ride (these rides usually last about 30 minutes depending on the rider’s ability to stay in the saddle without tiring too much.)  We are happy to provide a family ride as well with the disabled rider going on a short trail ride with their other family members. This is allowed as long as the disabled rider is capable of staying in the saddle for approximately 30 minutes.  We will provide side walkers when necessary for our “special riders”. This is a wonderful opportunity for the entire family to enjoy a special ride together. PLEASE NOTE: anyone requiring someone to ride in the saddle with them because of balance issues is not allowed out of the arena (per our insurance policy) and therefore cannot participate in this type of ride-sorry!

Disabled Horseback Riders in the Arizona DesertWe want to give our disabled guests, along with their families, the opportunity to enjoy not only the horses, but also the great outdoors without any barriers. The swimming pool and hot-tub was also built with wheelchair accessibility in mind. We have a special interchangeable chair lift so everyone can enjoy both (just ask if you are not sure how to work it!)  We created the ranch so that the accessibility will be subtle, not obvious. We want everyone, able-bodied and disabled to feel welcome and enjoy the ranch

PLEASE NOTE: During the "unique riding experience" in the arena for our "special" guests, family members are welcome to go out on trail rides of their own.  However, if their disabled loved one needs care after their arena ride, a family member will be required to  stay behind to care for them at that time. We want all guests, able-bodied and disabled to have a great riding experience. For the disabled riders requiring side walkers who can ride on the trails, we will offer 2 rides daily for 15 - 45 minutes based on your riding ability. If a disabled rider proves he/she can handle longer rides, we will adjust the times accordingly.

If you have any questions/suggestions about our disabled riding program or accessibility around the ranch in general please fill out a Request for Information.

If you would like more information on disabled riding and the benefits of, please visit http://www.narha.org


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Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch
PO Box 580 ~ 19985 S Doc Holliday Rd. ~ Yucca, AZ 86438
Toll Free: 866-444-4471 ~ Local: 928-727-8270
Email: vacation@stgr.com  ~ Website: http://www.stgr.com
Associate Member of The Dude Rancher's Association

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