Experience the Adventure of Cherry Creek Lodge

From horseback riding and UTV excursions to hiking, fishing, archery, shooting and so much more, there is no end to the memorable experiences to be found at Cherry Creek Lodge. Buried deep within the Tonto National Forest, guests are able to experience the full natural beauty of the Arizona highlands right outside our doors.

A stay at Cherry Creek Lodge is an authentic American Cowboy Ranch experience. Visit, interact, pet and feed our friendly horses, goats and chickens. Help collect fresh eggs daily from our chickens. Pick vegetables from our garden. Enjoy Lake Sharon, our private three acre lake. Play on the tire swing at Lake Sharon. Walk and meditate in our Labyrinth. Enjoy stargazing most every night from anywhere on the ranch. Enjoy bird watching over Lake Sharon and see all the various species of birds that reside on Lake Sharon. Children love to catch and release our HUGE Bull frogs and toads, they love to catch crayfish and help turn them into a delicious meal. Nature walks on the seamlessly never ending grounds of Cherry Creek Lodge refresh the soul. A great place for to bring your own mountain bikes, ATV’s, Razor’s, Rangers, dirt bikes and all your riding toys.

Of course, some people will like to simply relax, enjoying the scenery from the wrap around deck, or the fire-pit on the patio. Of course, we also encourage all guests to enjoy every amenity the Cherry Creek Ranch experience offers.

Horseback Riding - SADDLE UP

Step into your jeans and cowboy boots and hop into the saddle on one of our beautiful horses to take in the Arizona wilderness like never before. Experts and beginners alike will find everything they need to enjoy and take advantage of the lodge’s beautiful horses and professional equipment, miles of trails, and arena. We do have, however, a 250 pound weight limit for most rides, unless special arrangements are made.

Lawyer talk: As you know, because of the unpredictable nature and irrational behavior of horses, regardless of the extent of their training and past performance, horseback riding is considered "inherently dangerous" and involves risks that may cause serious injury and in some cases death. A signed acknowledgment and release will be required before you participate in equestrian activities. You can download a copy of the release beforehand.

 
 
 
 
 

COWBOY EXPERIENCES & RANCHING - Howdy Partner

From cattle drives and roundups to learning cowboy skills from one of our experienced ranch hands – including: western riding techniques, horse care and grooming, use and maintenance of western saddles and tack, and roping – experience life on the Cherry Creek Ranch.

Lawyer talk: As you know, because of the unpredictable nature and irrational behavior of cattle and horses, regardless of the extent of their training and past performance, horseback riding is considered "inherently dangerous" and involves risks that may cause serious injury and in some cases death. A signed acknowledgment and release will be required before you participate in equestrian activities. You can download a copy of the release beforehand.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FISHING AND MORE - Reel ‘em In

 
 
 
 
 

ARCHERY / SHOOTING / HUNTING - LOCKED AND LOADED

Archery, rifle, pistol, and sporting clay shotgun ranges are available to our guests. Beginners can learn the proper way to shoot a bow or fire a gun and experts can brush up on their aim before a hunt. All guests are required to take a brief course on gun safety before entering the shooting arena.

Lawyer talk: As you know, target ranges, archery courses and shooting courses are hazardous in that loaded firearms and/or weapons are discharged not only by you but also by others. Before you shoot, you will be required to read and agree to abide by all Range Rules, and wear appropriate eye and ear protection. A signed acknowledgment and release will be required. You can download a copy of the release beforehand here.