Yuma Community and City Info

The city of Yuma is the home for just under 132,000 residents and occupies 107 square miles on the southwest side of Arizona. Yuma has a warm climate and the natural beauty of the desert and Colorado River combined.

With many sites of interests, Yuma brings tourists from all over to visit our world-class golf courses and outdoor recreation such as desert hiking, dune buggying, mountain biking, and surprisingly, boating on the Colorado River. This is only the beginning! Scenic drives will provide views of citrus orchards, peanut harvesting and processing, cattle operations, lettuce and other produce crops, cotton fields and date farms. You can also find river rides, hiking, Jeep tours and a national wildlife refuge. For those who like guided tours, visit the Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma Proving Ground and the Colorado River.

For indoor activities or a lighter pace, Yuma offers gambling at the Quechan and Cocopah Indian gaming establishments within minutes of downtown Yuma. A movie theater and restaurants along the newly reconstructed Main Street have been established. Enjoy lively music and and explore artwork at the various festivals that Yuma sponsors. You can also find plenty of shopping at the Yuma Palms Regional Center.

If you are interested in crossing the border to experience Mexican cuisine, music and shopping, the greater Yuma area provides two border crossings to choose from. The first is in San Luis, a 25 minute drive south of Yuma, and the second is much closer – just a 15 minute drive west across the California border to Algodones.