Today's Yuma turns the old west into the wild, wet west, with the Colorado River making a big splash into a bevy of outdoor activities available.

Situated between Phoenix and San Diego and at the spot where through history it was safest to cross the Colorado River. Yuma has been getting more and more national attention as a great destination in its own right, offering the river and lakes, the beautiful Sonoran Desert and mountains, sand dunes, historic sites, and an abundance of exceptional local cuisine, accommodations, and amenities.

Come experience the Colorado River, skim the waters in a jet boat, water skis or personal watercraft, float on a pontoon or in an inner tube, or swim or fish from the shore. No better way to get in touch with Yuman Nature.

Take in Yuma’s unique history – there’s the famed Yuma Territorial Prison, of course, but there’s more: the Colorado River State Historic Park lays out the past, present and future of the great river, the Sangunetti House Museum shares the area’s exciting past and shady secrets. There are also Downtown walking tours and ghost tours.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Yuma’s agriculture industry and military installations by way of Visit Yuma’s half-day tours. Is cuisine your thing? You won’t want to miss the popular dining tours, or any of the area’s unique, authentic local restaurants.

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More to Discover Near Yuma

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Journey back to the Wild West at Yuma Territorial State Historic Park and learn about the infamous inmates of this former Arizona prison.

Colorado River State Historic Park

Take a trip back in time at Colorado River State Historic Park, which the U.S. army once used to unload, store, and distribute supplies.

Imperial National Wildlife Refuge

Explore the wetlands of the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge near Yuma, AZ. Hunt, fish, and boat in this oasis surrounded by the Sonoran Desert.