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Master gunfighter Tap Duncan once rolled with such celebrated outlaws as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. According to legends, he was hailed as the greatest gunslinger in the state of Arizona before he swapped his shootin' for ranchin' and put down roots in present-day Meadview, where the spirit of the Old West is far from a distant memory.

Slip into your boots and saddle up for an escape to Grand Canyon Ranch, a 106,000-acre working cattle ranch that is a time capsule of the American frontier and only two hours from Las Vegas. Hunker down for a one-night stay for two in a standard genuine pine cabin, complete with a bottle of wine upon arrival ($69).

Each private cabin features a queen bed and authentic Wild West décor like leathery saddles, rustic wagons, and an antique cowboy bathtub or shower. Step out onto your private porch and tip your hat to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and the Spirit Mountains.

Leave your city slickin' ways back home as you try your hand at roping in the resort's new rodeo arena. Take a guided horseback ride (for an additional fee) through the Joshua trees lining the historic Mormon Trail and spot wild buffalo along the way. Or take the evening ride and cap off the trek with a champagne toast at Sunset Hill.

For the kind of sprawling views no lookout point can match, see the Grand Canyon by helicopter and descend more than 1,500ft, passing above some of the most spectacular rock formations in the world.

Back at the lodge, mosey on over to the Historic Ranch House for some hearty grub. Then head to the campfire and get cosy around the blazing logs as musicians sing songs about the West. (Richie Sambora, Bon Jovi's guitarist, once jammed with them while he was staying at the ranch.)

Lasso in this week's escape and channel your inner wrangler or cowgirl in Arizona's Wild West. When it comes to adventurous getaways, this getaway to Grand Canyon Ranch hits the bull's-eye.

Escape kit

  • A one-night stay for two in a standard genuine pine cabin
  • Bottle of wine upon arrival
  • Book by 30 November

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes.

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