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Local rodeo in Arizona

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Arizona offers lots of opportunities for cowboys, real and the vacationing type, to experience the wild west. Rodeos, dude ranches, trail rides, cookouts, hay rides -- people enjoy riding a horse in the desert, or cozying up to the campfire after a hayride.

These photos were all taken in Arizona - some are photos of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona.

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Rawhide Western Town

Stagecoach at Rawhide
Rawhide Western Town Photo © 2006 Judy Hedding

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it.

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Stables at Fort McDowell

Stables at Fort McDowell
© 2007 Theresa Johnston, used with permission.

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Payson Rodeo

Payson Rodeo
Payson Rodeo Photos © 2005 Judy Hedding

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Payson Rodeo

Payson Rodeo
Payson Rodeo Photos © 2005 Judy Hedding

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Wickenburg Gold Rush Days

Wickenburg Gold Rush Days
Wickenburg Gold Rush Days Photo © 2006 Judy Hedding

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Horse at Superstition Farm

Horse at Superstition Farm
Superstition Farm Photo © 2006 Judy Hedding

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Wickenburg Gold Rush Days

Wickenburg Gold Rush Days
Wickenburg Gold Rush Days Photo © 2006 Judy Hedding

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Rancho de los CaballerosTrail Ride

Trail Ride at Rancho de los Caballeros
Trail Ride Picture © Rancho de los Caballeros, used with permission.

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Rancho de los Caballeros Kids on Horseback

Kids on Horseback at Rancho de los Caballeros
Trail Ride Picture © Rancho de los Caballeros, used with permission.

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Giddy Up Gals at Rancho de los Caballeros

Giddy Up Gals at Rancho de los Caballeros
Trail Ride Picture © Rancho de los Caballeros, used with permission.

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Horseback Riding at Rancho de los Caballeros

Horseback Riding at Rancho de los Caballeros
Horseback Riding Picture © Rancho de los Caballeros, used with permission.

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Team Penning at Rancho de los Caballeros

Team Penning at Rancho de los Caballeros
Team Penning Picture © Rancho de los Caballeros, used with permission.

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Saguaro Lake Trail Rides

Saguaro Lake Trail Rides
Saguaro Lake Trail Rides Photo © 2008 Judy Hedding

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Saguaro Lake Trail Rides

Saguaro Lake Trail Rides
Saguaro Lake Trail Rides Photo © 2008 Judy Hedding

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Saguaro Lake Trail Rides

Saguaro Lake Trail Rides
Saguaro Lake Trail Rides Photo © 2008 Judy Hedding

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Kay-El-Bar Ranch

Wickenburg
Western Photo © Dan Raustadt, www.biggerpictureimages.com

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Kay-El-Bar Ranch

Wickenburg
Western Photo © Dan Raustadt, www.biggerpictureimages.com

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Kay-El-Bar Ranch

Wickenburg
Western Photo © Dan Raustadt, www.biggerpictureimages.com

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Kay-El-Bar Ranch

Wickenburg
Western Photo © Dan Raustadt, www.biggerpictureimages.com

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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South Mountain Horses

South Mountain Horses
Western Photo © George Lenz, used with permission.

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Goldfield, Arizona

Goldfield, Arizona
Western Photo © Trish Gunther, used with permission.

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Goldfield at Night

Goldfield, Arizona
Western Photo © Trish Gunther, used with permission.

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Horse Whisperer

Horse Whisperer
Western Photo © Arlene Meteyer, used with permission.

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Tubac Wagon

Tubac Wagon
Western Photo © Arlene Meteyer, used with permission.

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Wild Horses

Wild Horses
JD Brummer for As Eye See Photography, used with permission

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Livery at Goldfield Ghost Town

Horses at Goldfield Ghost Town
© Shelly Kinyon, used with permission

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Livery at Goldfield Ghost Town

Stables at Goldfield Ghost Town
© Shelly Kinyon, used with permission

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Cave Creek Wild West Days

Cave Creek Wild West Days
© Cave Creek Wild West Days, used with permission

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it..

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Arizona Cowboy

Cowboy Rainbow Valley Buckeye
© C.C., Buckeye, AZ. Used with permission

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it.

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Arizona Cowboy

Cave Creek Stagecoach
© Cave Creek Chamber, used with permission.

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it.

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Trail Ride

trail ride in Rainbow Valley
© C.C. Buckeye, AZ, used with permission

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it.

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Look at Me

Horses in Congress, Arizona
© Jeff DuPonte, used with permission

Congress, Arizona is a ghost town not too far north of the Phoenix area, less than 20 miles from Wickenburg.

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it.

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River Relaxation

© Jeff DuPonte, used with permission

Arizona offers many opportunities for cowboys, real and the weekend type, to experience the wild west with rodeos, trail rides, cookouts, and hay rides.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it.

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Wickenburg Gold Rush Parade

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© Phil Contreras, used with permission

From the photographer: "Taken in Downtown Wickenburg during the Gold Rush Parade on February 14, 2015."

You, too, can experience the Old West at Wickenburg's Gold Rush Days celebration.

If you'd like to submit a photo of a trail ride, dude ranch, hay ride, rodeo, or other Western-themed activity that was taken in Phoenix or in another part of Arizona, here's how you do it.

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