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Memorial Day 5-24-19

  • Copper Cactus Ranch Men's Retreat 4516 North Elephant Butte Road Queen Valley, AZ, 85118 United States (map)


Photographer, Eric Menasco will be here for the weekend helping guests with simple camera techniques. Learn how to better use your DSLR camera and pick up a few new easy tricks from Eric.  Come experience the colorful Bloom Event of the rare and unique buckhorn cholla cactus, (Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa)


“A rare cluster of beautiful flowers exists every year that most will never see.  This rare patch of genetically unique buckhorn Cholla cactus, (Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa) is a multicolored variant, oddly found only in and around a small and secluded spot in Arizona, located in the Superstitions Mountain Wilderness just west of Elephant Butte which is three miles north of Queen Valley Arizona.   The Sonoran desert guards this cactus flower from most eyes. The common, normally occurring Buckhorn Cholla grows wild in most of the southwest U.S. but the common varieties have only slight variability in pastel yellow blooms and supination, paling in comparison to this rare grouping of brilliant bouquets of violet, coral, bright orange, lavender, red, deep purple and pink. Like the common Arizona Buckhorn Cholla, this colorful patch of efflorescence is covered in short brownish spines, not too dense, which allow the yellow-green (in moist weather) or purple-green (during drier conditions) stems to be clearly visible. The plant branches profusely but irregularly, with crisscrossing slender stems of different lengths. In older plants the lower stems become woody. Fruits are green, later brown, and spiny.”

Horticultural Institute Digest

If anyone wants to come model for pics with this beautiful Sonoran desert as your backdrop, we can introduce you to the photographers who attend.  Clothing is optional for all guests and models.


Meet & Greet in the CCR Saloon 5pm

DINNER: Pizza, & Salad Buffet 6pm - $10

DJ Music & Jamioke 8pm (our version of karaoke with live band)


BREAKFAST: Regular Menu 8-10am

LUNCH: Regular Menu 12-2pm

DINNER: Green Chili Burrito Dinner $12 6pm

Haircuts by Nicholas Huppe (My Stylist & I) 10am-noon $20

Stars, Stripes & Camo Party in the CCR Saloon 9pm


BREAKFAST: Regular Menu 8-10am

Haircuts by Nicholas Huppe (My Stylist & I) 10am-noon $20

LUNCH: Regular Menu 12-2pm

DINNER: BBQ Chicken and Rib Dinner $14 6pm

Underwear Blackout Party in the CCR Saloon 9pm


BREAKFAST: Regular Menu 8-10am

Call 520-231-5034 for reservations. 

Check out our Accommodations.

Earlier Event: May 17
Full Moon Party/Drum Circle 5-17-19
Later Event: June 7
Cowboy Fling 6-7-19