Located on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Jomax Road and encompassing 1,300 acres, Mac Donald’s Ranch is a North Scottsdale treasure where you can embrace your inner cowboy or cowgirl and experience the ranch lifestyle.
Mac Donald’s Ranch offers a variety of options from trail rides where you can enjoy and explore the Sonoran Desert and beautiful views, to hay rides that end in a desert cookout, to horseback riding lessons and more. There is also a small zoo onsite and you will often see new additions to the ranch. The last time we were there, we got to see a litter of piglets that were a day old.
For the kids or grandkids, there are impromptu pony rides around the front area and even a “Mine” where they can dig and pan for hidden treasure.
Mac Donald’s Ranch is great for parties large or small. You can either pay a site fee and bring your own food and drink or, you can let the team at Mac Donald’s Ranch set up and serve an authentic “Cowboy Cookout” for you. There are BBQ pits up front as well as several cookout sites throughout the ranch.
If you want to add even more fun to your event, there are many options you can add-on including a trick pony, a western balladeer, a petting zoo, cattle drives and even having two armed bandits hold-up your hayride.
Mac Donald’s Ranch also hosts some wonderful seasonal events. During Halloween, it becomes home to a large pumpkin patch with a hay-bale maze and during the holiday season, there is the most beautiful display of lights, transforming the desert along the hay ride path.
26540 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255