America's Wildest Hotels
Dream vacations often call to mind sandy beaches, frosty cocktails and poolside massage service, but adventurous travelers can opt to wrangle cattle, sleep in trees, run zip-line courses and ski trails accessible only by helicopter.
Legend has is that the ghost of original owner Emilio Carillo haunts the grounds of this 60,000-acre property, where visitors explore the Sonoran desert on horseback or mountain bike. The ranch also organizes timed cattle-herding competitions for up to six riders. From $195 per person; tanqueverderanch.com.