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Fort McDowell

Golf, hiking, Western adventures, resort pampering… Enjoy quintessential Arizona thrills at Fort McDowell, located within the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Reservation.

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This small community has a lot to offer a visitor. Start by saddling up with Fort McDowell Adventures, where you can choose to wrangle cattle or simply go for a guided horseback ride. After the ride, gather ‘round the campfire for a cowboy cookout.

Fort McDowell is also adjacent to McDowell Mountain Regional Park, 21,099 acres of pristine desert primed for exploration. You’ll find more than 50 miles of multi-use trails for biking, horseback riding, and hiking. Choose paths less than a mile long, or take on the 15.3-mile Pemberton Trail. Enlist an expert for a guided hike to see some of the best sights. Family friendly activities in McDowell Mountain Regional Park include picnicking, stargazing, and camping (there are nearly 80 sites here).

On the other end of the accommodation-spectrum is the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center, a AAA Four-diamond venue. Hit the greens at the We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, where two courses (Cholla and Saguaro) are both holes in one.

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Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation | Fountain Hills, AZ | (480) 837-5121 |

County It all started How High? Head Count
Maricopa 1903 1,082ft 600

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