Diamond Community Park at Rocking K
Rocking K’s first phase includes the initial construction of 13 acres of the 20-acre Diamond Community Park. Positioned along Rocking K Ranch Loop Road, the park is easily accessible to residents. Within the first 13 acres, residents will find multi-purpose fields, basketball and pickle ball courts, , innovative playscapes, a zip- line, and “Little Arizona” a small splash pad depicting the state’s mountain ranges and watercourses.
Community Walking and Biking System within Rocking K
An extensive network of hard surface sidewalks and natural soft paths and trails join each neighborhood to each other, the community and integrated open space. Along Rocking K Ranch Loop Road and through the green belts, residents can walk, hike, run, cycle or mountain bike.
Saguaro National Park
The Rincon Mountains are home to Saguaro National Park East and Rocking K is adjacent to both. This beautiful national park is just out Rocking K residents’ front door. The mountains in the Saguaro National Park range from an elevation of 2,670 ft. to 8,666 ft. Saguaro National Park contains 6 biotic communities that include: desert scrub, desert grassland, oak woodland, pine-oak woodland, pine forest and mixed conifer forest. Numerous trails exist within the Park, the Visitor’s Center and Gift Shop provide additional history and facts about the Park. www.nps.gov
Rincon Valley Farmers Market and Artisans Market
Rocking K Market
Rocking K Ranch Stables
13401 E. Old Spanish Trail
The Rincon Valley has a rich history steeped in community and tradition. Once a small railroad village, the town of Vail has always been highly sought after for its majestic mountains and open ranges. Homesteaders have called this place home since 1881 and many farms and ranches were established here in the Rincon Valley. Since the 1900’s various iterations of this ranch have evolved. In 1950 a Chicago surgeon purchased the ranch and named it the Rocking K. Today, the Rocking K Ranch Stables and Boarding offers trail rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, horse boarding, team roping and other equine activities, as well as a large private ramada for gathering with a beautiful view.
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Work or School From Home
In many ways it is much harder to work from home, even though it has its benefits. To do it right you must have discipline, motivation and the right surroundings. We understand that. That’s why we are a technology enabled community. We’ve worked with our award winning home builders to provide technology enabled homes and provided an innovative community, all designed to help you. Dress shoes not required. Check out remote tucson at www.startuptucson.com.
Dark Sky Community
Rocking K is a proud Dark Sky Community, promoting responsible lighting and dark sky stewardship, which makes for amazing and often magical night sky viewing. And, it helps protect the ecosystem, like the many plants, wildlife and insects that rely on the darkness to forage, breed and navigate. Check out www.darksky.org.
Discover, Explore and Connect Even More….
Vail, Arizona and particularly the Rincon Valley is a truly exceptional place to live. Not only for it’s amazing scenic location, but for all there is to do right your back door. Here are some additional amenities in the area.
Bike Ranch & Cycling
If you are a competitive cyclist, enjoy off-road, mountain biking or just like leisurely bike rides for exercise, site-seeing, or family outings, Rocking K is a great placethen. Tucson is a Gold Rated Bicycle Friendly City, and cycling is enthusiastically supported. The Chuck Huckelberry Loop, or “The Loop”, as it is known by locals, provides over 131 miles of paved trails, and circles Tucson. The Loop is a favorite of dedicated cyclists and pedestrians. And planned on Old Spanish Trail, is the Bike Ranch Resort, Tucson’s first cycling eco-resort located across the street from Saguaro National Park East. The Bike Ranch is a 20-acre premiere cycling oriented resort, in a location that will be hard to match and a cycling environment that has already been proven highly regarded among professionals. https://www.bikeranch.com
With the number of days of sunshine, Tucson is home to seasonal and yearround golfers. There are 35 golf courses in Tucson. The golf course closest to Rocking K is the public 18-hole Del Lago Golf Club, Del Lago Course. A public course, it is 7,206 yards with a par of 72. www.golflink.com
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Colossal Cave is a large cave system minutes east from Rocking K on Old Spanish Trail. The Park itself is 2,400 acres, while the cave system contains 3.5 miles of mapped passageways. The cave is an ancient karst cave and was formed by water depositing limestone and its formations are now “dry”. Cave tours are available daily or you can spend a night under the stars at the Colossal Cave Park campground. Numerous established trails within the Mountain Park offer hiking and biking opportunities. https://www.colossalcave.com
The Cienega Creek Natural Preserve is a Pima County 4,010-acre parcel of land located along Cienega Creek. It is an ecological treasure, and one of the most intact riparian areas in southern Arizona. This unexpected landscape, with quiet pools, seeps, and springs shaded with cottonwood, willow and high cliffs, supports exceptional biodiversity. The Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead parking lot provides access to the Cienega Creek Natural Preserve and Davidson Canyon. A free permit is required to enter the preserve.