Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area

(928) 373-5198



BIG BLEND RADIO INTERVIEW: On this episode, Lowell Perry J., Executive Director of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, talks about Summer in Yuma and gives an update on the attractions and activities within the Yuma Crossing NHA. Listen to the podcast on Spreaker.com, SoundCloud.com, YouTube.com, or hear the whole show on BlogTalkRadio.com.

Dubbed ‘The Gateway to the Great Southwest’, Yuma is home to the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area and is on the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Nestled between Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California, Yuma is located in the southwest corner of Arizona along the lower Colorado River and on the border of Mexico and California. Of historic significance, the Colorado River was once a water highway and major crossing point at the narrows, which was the easiest place to cross the Colorado River into California. Many crossed here including expeditions such as Juan Bautista de Anza and the Mormon Battalion, and fortune seekers off to try their luck in the California gold rush.

The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area runs along the lower Colorado River and encompasses the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Colorado River State Historic Park, the restored East and West Wetlands that boast birding, nature and outdoor opportunities, as well as Yuma’s Historic Downtown District that includes historic buildings, museums, shops, restaurants, theatres and art galleries.

For more information call (928) 373-5198 or visit www.YumaHeritage.com.   



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