The Colorado River State Historic Park tells the story of the past, present, and future of the Colorado River, and its role in the settlement and development of both Yuma and the larger Southwest.
Kick off your Colorado River State Historic Park experience in the Visitor's Center, then visit our Gift Shop and watch the informational video in our Colorado River Theatre.
Once wild and uncontrollable, the Colorado River is now the most dammed endangered river in the US. No longer reaching the ocean, it slows to a trickle at the Mexican border, just 20 miles from Yuma.
Experience the history of Yuma, the State of Arizona, The Colorado River and how the Yuma Crossing influenced the settlement of the entire Soutwestern United States.