About Sundance Ridge

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Sundance Ridge Estates is a private gated community with exclusive access thru Saddlebrooke Preserve HOA private roads. With public access to The Preserve Golf Club and Fine Dining restaurant residents can enjoy an amazing active lifestyle in the peaceful private mountain community of the Sundance Ridge Estates.


Location and Ownership

Located in Southern Arizona just north of the town of Oro Valley in friendly Pinal County, Arizona. It can be reached via State highway 77 at the SaddleBrooke turnoff. It is made up of the southernmost parcels of the historic old Cañada del Oro (Canyon of Gold) Ranch — considered by many as the finest property in all of southern Arizona. The CDO Ranch was established in 1853 by Tucson’s most prominent Hispanic resident, Don Mariano Samaniego, for his cattle empire. It has since hosted a most interesting lineage of ownership.

The 364-acre Sundance Ridge property is now owned by Canada Partners L.P., whose vision is to give homeowners exclusive access to the land’s majestic beauty.

The Place

The Sundance Ridge Estates’ total acreage is 364(+/-) acres and includes some dramatic ridge lines that make for unprecedented views. An amphitheater-like bowl sits just above the high-end Saddlebrooke Preserve subdivision to form the first 55 estate lots. This beautiful high desert property of rolling hilltops provide multiple opportunities for breathtaking Santa Catalina mountain views, while lush green riparian areas fill the many valleys. The cooler temperatures and increased precipitation and the nearby CDO Wash create a landscape that is conducive to a very diverse and active wildlife population. The habitat includes hawks, hummingbirds and owls, deer, mountain lion and bobcats, javelina, coyote, raccoon, fox, ring-tailed cats, coatimundi, Gila monsters and three species of quail. The area is a premier habitat for the Gambel’s Quail. Almost all these species can be seen any day or night in most every season.
The Coronado National Forest abuts the property near the eastern edge of the property. The Mexico- to-Utah Arizona National Scenic Trail runs through Oracle and can be reached by hike a few miles northeast of the Sundance Ridge Estates. This entire northwest region of the Tucson metro area is known for its outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, birding, caving, golfing, horseback riding, four- wheeling and hunting. Many historic ranches are located all around the area including Buffalo Bill Cody’s High Jinks Ranch and the Rancho Linda Vista artist colony. Rancho Solano lies at the foot of the property and is where the old CDO Ranch was founded. The acclaimed SaddleBrooke active adult community’s high-end Preserve subdivision and golf course forms the southern divide.
Sundance Ridge Estates is open to all ages. The famed CDO Ranch has 1,250 acres immediately north of Sundance Ridge. At the center of that property is a unique public/private enterprise activity in the form of the University of Arizona Biosphere Research and Education campus. This enterprise includes a major unprecedented environmental research station, an established STEM education program, a very active and significant public outreach component and a substantial Conference Center lodging center.


Sundance receives most of its services from the same utility companies that support SaddleBrooke — Trico Electric, Orbitel Cable, Southwest Gas, CenturyLink. Water will be provided by the Desert Springs Water Improvement District.

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