to Colorado State Historic Park

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.

Tour The Park

Guided & Self-Guided Tours Are Available

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.

Experience the story of the Colorado River

Lifeblood of the Southwest

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.

Stop in for a Pie

at the Back in Time Pie Shoppe

Housed in a renovated section of the historic adobe Corral House, the Back in Time Pie Shoppe serves up scrumptious pies, sweet treats, and savory specials. While you visit, be sure to stop and hunt for unique treasures and vintage finds in the Gift Shoppe.