Rainbow Acres is surrounded by natural beauty, historic Native American sites, and a flourishing local community that embraces the Ranchers. For this reason, our residents can choose from many off-ranch adventures. Ranging from local hikes and attractions to longer vacation experiences, there’s something available for everyone's capabilities and interests.
Throughout the year, Rainbow Acres offers educational field trips to experience natural wonders or cultural attractions such as the Grand Canyon, Montezuma’s Castle, Tuzigoot National Monument or local museums as well as those around the state of Arizona. Participation is optional so Ranchers can choose the field trips that are most appealing based on their interests.
In addition, once or twice per year, Rainbow Acres offers participation in extended outings – from attending theatrical or sporting events to taking multi-day trips to Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Alaska, Hawaii and other destinations based on a tour-group model – the costs of which are underwritten by participating Ranchers and their families.
A highlight at Rainbow Acres, Special Olympics enjoys a high level of participation, with Ranchers who compete every year in bocce ball, track and field, golf and basketball. Rainbow Acres organizes the registration, transportation and participation requirements for Ranchers to compete in local, regional and state Special Olympics tournaments.
Formed for Ranchers to enjoy the natural beauty of our surrounding area and experience physical, mental and spiritual benefits, the hiking club is designed for groups of Ranchers. Hikes are made accessible based on individual interests and capabilities. Popular hikes include walking through the saguaro cactus of the nearby Sonoran Desert, the Ponderosa Pine forests near the Arizona Snowbowl and the majestic Red Rocks of Sedona.
Many Ranchers seek activities available in local communities. Ranchers take academic or special-interest classes like Taekwondo at a local studio. A local bowling alley is a favorite destination to practice for Special Olympics or for a little friendly competition. Rainbow Acres also supports causes like the annual Alzheimer’s Memory Walk. Recently, Ranchers (who call themselves the Rainbow Friends) raised over $2,800 for the Alzheimer’s Association!