Nature & Parks in Yuma

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Nature & Parks in Yuma

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  • Sara Bb
    West Jordan, UT10 contributions
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    Yuma Prison is one of the best curated state park museums I have seen. The exhibits are clean, engaging, and very informative. There is plenty of space to wander and soak in the experience. Would highly reccomend for all ages.
    Written March 24, 2024
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  • Nellie858
    Minneapolis, MN100 contributions
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    Our docent was first rate and gave us a lot of insight into how and why Yuma was an important place in the history of this part of the country. Also about the current situation with water rights and farming and the Dalton Sea, and the challenges ahead for the area.
    Written February 28, 2024
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  • Albert Norman
    Regina, Canada52 contributions
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    This is probably the best hiking area we have been to. Easily accessed by traveling east on the north frontage road all the way to the end (aroad barrier). You will find a large parking area and a good view of the mountains. As you walk toward the three poled power line, you will see the mainenance road on the right, parralleling the highway. It is quite steep and mostly loose rocks but also doable. In front of the power poles, there three pathes all going to a drop off. After going down the drop off, straight ahead is a path that goes straight up a steep mountain. We couldn't find the right path to climb and it is very steep with lots os loose rocks. Not for the beginner. The best trail is on the right after going down the drop from the power poles. This trail starts after you cross large rocks, just keep right and you will see the entrance to the trail. It is well traveled. It is flat at the begining but after a slow curve you are in front of the first of several climbs with short trails between them to get to the top of the hill. An easier path is on the left just before you get to the first climb. This trail goes along the side of the hill and climbs slowly. Toward the end of the trail, you will need to climb to reach the main trail. This is the same trail that you would be on if you climbed earlier. Only you will be further down the trail, on your way to the road to the multiple antennas that can be seen from almost everywhere inYuma. They are a collection of several company's individual service antennas. As you continue on the trail, you will drop down to the service road for the antennas. There is a gate that says "No Trespassing" as well as a large garbage bin and two port-a-poties. I thought this was confusing but on Sunday morning, you had better get there early because the parking lot will be full and the number of people climbing up the road will look like ants from a distance. It appears this is a tradition with many families so the "No Trespassing" is moot. The road is concrete, steep and curvey. My wife tapped out half way up. I continued but never made it to the top. Close but not quite. Take plenty of water and maybe something to eat. It would take about 3 hours for the round trip. If you are not into self punishment, the trail going to the road has many offshoots that can take you to the many viewpoints the hill and mountains can give. This is adventure for the family and it is well used. We went to these trails several times each week over our 5 month stay. I highly recommend it.
    Written April 4, 2024
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  • Chris L
    Niles, MI788 contributions
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    Well maintained old train engine. To appreciate this area, learn about the river and its crossing and the role the trains played in the story of this area.
    Written February 20, 2023
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  • islandgurl2
    Vancouver Island, Canada546 contributions
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    We had packed a picnic and stopped here midday while visiting the area. The park was quite large, and is within walking distance of the wetlands and the territorial prison. We enjoyed watching the trains pass by while we relaxed on a bench with our lunch. The park appeared to be quite well used by locals and visitors alike, with walking and biking trails along the river, a playground, and mature trees for shade.
    Written January 20, 2023
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  • Tetonsnow
    Tulsa, OK132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super hiking trails, bring lots of water and sunscreen. Lots to see if you enjoy peace and quiet, nature and geology!
    Written June 7, 2020
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  • Roberta S
    Hawthorne, CA41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a darling park! Saw may people sitting by the water with picnics. We took Christmas photos here and they can out wonderful. Need to return to the park soon.
    Written December 4, 2023
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  • Glacier Gerleman
    Montana19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite a few camping spots but all of them were taken. The spots are a bit rustic but nice solitude! We hope to return and find a place to camp.
    Written March 7, 2023
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  • Lori M
    Wisconsin95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The lady volunteering in the refuge office is very informative. Enjoyed the auto tour where there is a place to stop, park and walk the trails to see lots of geese and other waterfowl.
    Bring your binoculars and view all different species of wildlife!
    Written January 12, 2023
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  • JW S
    Queen Creek, AZ5 contributions
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    We meet family in Yuma several times a year, and this is always where we converge. This is an amazingly creative and clean play area. We sit outside the enclosed area for lunch usually, and there is a lot of grass and shade available, as well as a few picnic tables. Our kids ages 2 -3 just eat this place up, climbing, hiding, balancing, sliding, etc. It's over the top with imagination. Highly recommend this for an hour of two of play when you've had a long drive. Not far from the highway, either.
    Written July 2, 2023
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  • Paul F
    Columbus Oh100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a continuation from the West Wetlands with the same views. It had some shady areas and view points you can view across. The only difference from the West Park is it has NO garden areas but still is an excellent place to hike in the morning before the heat of the day.
    Written April 15, 2022
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  • ddianemiller
    Desert Hot Springs, CA41 contributions
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    This is wonderful to see. It is a beautiful well thought out memorial to those who served in times of war. It is so striking and to read the names and also to see the list of companies that helped support it and their employees. Places to sit and reflect. Well worth a few minutes or more if you are someone who values your freedom and life.
    Written June 29, 2022
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  • Cap Chastain
    Anchorage, AK18,232 contributions
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    On Trip Advisor, I was surfing Things To Do in Yuma, Arizona, and I happened upon the most interesting name of a park here, Roxaboxen Park. I looked over the reviews and noted everyone suggests you first read a children's book titled Roxaboxen. So my wife and I visited the Main Yuma Library, went to the children's book area, got the book and read it.

    On a hill on the southeast corner of Second Avenue and Eighth Street, in Yuma, Arizona, there is a place once known as Roxaboxen. The events in the book really happened to the author's mother. With memories of relatives and letters and maps from former inhabitants of Roxaboxen, Alice McLerran recreated a magical world as if she had played there herself.

    So out and off my wife and I went to Roxaboxen Park here in Yuma, Arizona. It was really a fun visit and special in many ways to relive the ability of children once-upon-a-time long ago to create a world of fantasy.
    Written April 3, 2018
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  • mariamhennessy
    San Jose, CA84 contributions
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    This cute little garden demonstrates the different plants, both native and imported, that thrive in the desert environment. It was created by locals and probably had some school children contributing as well. There is also a garden with vegetables in raised beds. This gave us a chance to identify all the trees and shrubs found in this area.
    Written April 12, 2018
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  • Zoom_Gotti
    Henderson, NV1,559 contributions
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    This is a newly developed section of the Western Wetlands Park along the Colorado. Sandy beach area good for the entire family. Also fun for pooches who like to fetch. There's a wooded nature area just east and trails on through to Gateway Park and the East Wetlands. But there's no shade; so mind the fierce sun. Parking is on the bluff above and alongside the road.
    Written March 18, 2021
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