Historic Riverfront Tours
Dates: Saturday, Feb. 24, and Thursday, March 15
When: 10 a.m.
Starts: Colorado River State Historic Park, 201 N. 4th Ave.
Ends: Yuma East Wetlands
Includes: One mile, one-way hike
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Cost: Regular park entrance fees ($6/adult)
The Historic Riverfront Tour explores the past, present and future of the Colorado River through exhibits at the Colorado River State Historic Park and a hike to the restored Yuma East Wetlands.
The tour will focus on the role of the river in the establishment and development of Yuma and the greater Southwest. It will include a discussion of the importance of the Yuma Crossing, Yuma’s beginnings as a military town, changes wrought on the river over the last 100 years, and our current dependence on this lifeline in the desert.
The tour will begin at the Colorado River State Historic Park, 201 N. 4th Ave., and end at the Yuma East Wetlands. It will last approximately 2 hours and include a one mile, one-way hike. Regular park entrance fees apply. No reservations needed.
For more information, please call Park Manager Tammy Snook at (928) 247-6266.