Goldfield Ranch & Fort McDowell
Goldfield Ranch: Goldfield Ranch is a neighborhood of rural 5-40 acre properties located just 10 minutes east of Fountain Hills. Saguaro Lake is only minutes away and the community sits on the eastern slope of the lower Verde River Basin surrounded by Tonto National Forest.
The views here are nothing less than spectacular, and the desert solitude is the single greatest attraction to the area. Beautiful homes are scattered among the rolling desert hills, surrounded by incredible vistas that include Four Peaks Mountain, the Superstitions and the McDowell Mountains. Roads that are often unpaved wind through the nearly 5,000 acres of Goldfield Ranch, leading to over 90 remote horse properties and spacious custom homes far from the Valley’s bustle.
Fort McDowell Indian Community: The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is a 950-member Native American tribe which calls Central Arizona’s upper Sonoran Desert home. The tribe which once roamed over 12 million acres now owns just 24,000 acres in northeastern Maricopa County 35 miles from Phoenix. The Fort Mc Dowell Yavapai, the “Abaja–or the people” are one of three Yavapai tribes in Arizona. The Yavapai are among the Yuman-speaking peoples, which also include the Hualapai, Havasupai, Kumeyaay, PaiPai, Cocopah and other Southwestern tribes. The Yavapai have lived and worked in Central Arizona for thousands of years.
Fort McDowell Yavapais take great pride in their community, and through perseverance and hard work have built a strong, stable community and economy. The nation owns and operates a number of businesses, including the Fort McDowell Casino, Fort McDowell Adventures (a Western-themed outdoor venue), Eagle’s Nest RV Park, WeKoPa Golf Club, Fort McDowell Farms, Yavapai Materials and the Fort McDowell Resort and Conference Center. The Yavapai people welcome respectful visitors to their beautiful lands and host many large celebrations of their heritage throughout the year.