A day out to Fairbank Ghost Town

Posted on December 4, 2016

Rebecca Clarke

This morning was a real treat as I met Arizona Bill down at the chuck wagon for a cup of coffee by the campfire. Bill is such a great character and told me all about the history of Tombstone and how the founder of the town (Ed Schieffelin) was buried under the stone monument just a short walk from the ranch.

fairbank ghost town

After a delicious breakfast I headed down to the corral to meet Dave the Wrangler and Ness, another guest here at the ranch. We were the only two signed up for the all-day ride and so were lucky enough to have an almost private ride. We headed out towards Fairbank Ghost Town a few miles away.

horseback trails in arizona

The riding was absolutely wonderful and it was amazing how we covered such different terrain in only one ride. We travelled along old railway rides, washes created by rivers and through some bush. After a couple of hours in the saddle we arrived at the old ghost town of Fairbank and unbridled the horses which gave us the chance to look around before lunch.

fairbank ghost town

Lunch today was a packed lunch of sandwiches, crisps and some ice cold drinks. It really was great after a few hours in the sun. Afterwards we tacked the horses back up and mounted ready for the journey home. It was important to drink plenty of water (which was provided in our saddle bags) as it was getting warmer. It took us another couple of hours to get back to the ranch, which allowed us several opportunities for longer trots. Once we arrived back it was time to water the horses before they were brushed down and turned out.

tombstone monument ranch

I am so enjoying my time at Tombstone Monument Ranch and you can read about my first day here:

New Adventures

and my stay at White Stallion Ranch:

Welcome to Arizona

Time to Amp it Up

We All Have a Competitive Streak

Becky Clarke is a Travel Consultant with In The Saddle and is visiting Arizona to experience the riding at White Stallion Ranch, as well as their sister ranch Tombstone Ranch. She will also visit Tanque Verde Ranch. We look forward to hearing all about her stay.

2 responses to “A day out to Fairbank Ghost Town”

  1. Celia Horner says:

    How do we book this?

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