Forgot your bathing suit? Not a problem at this ranch.
Just in time for Tucson's sweltering summer heat, a new "clothing optional" resort plans to open Monday in the desert on the Northwest Side.
In its two-year incarnation as the Coyote Moon, the resort at 7501 N. Wade Road catered to gay, lesbian and transgendered travelers. But new owners are relaunching the guest ranch near Marana under a new name, the Mira Vista Resort, with plans to cater to guests who prefer wearing birthday suits over any other type of suits.
"It's hard to go back to wearing a bathing suit once you've tried it nude," said Dave Landman, one of six new owners of the Mira Vista.
He's targeting an annual $400 million industry in the United States, which has doubled in the last three years, according to the American Association for Nude Recreation.