Don’t forget your swimsuit when you visit Western Arizona, where the cool, blue Colorado River and the placid waters of many lakes and reservoirs combine to create the perfect climate for fun in the sun.
As you trace the mighty Colorado’s path from the Hoover Dam to Mexico, you’ll fall in love with vibrant communities filled with fascinating museums and attractions, natural wonders and wildlife habitats – and of course, countless places to enjoy boating, swimming and water sports of all types. Learn more about visiting the top destinations in Arizona’s West Coast below:
Arizona's not all desert. Cool off in any of the region's lakes and reservoirs (Lake Havasu, anyone?), or the Colorado River. Adventure abounds north to south - communities in this region have museums, Route 66 nostalgia, natural wonders, and wildlife.
One step into Kingman's classic downtown and you'll quickly get a sense of how this cherished little town began as a gold and silver mining town in the late 1800s. You'll also see how its charm reaches beyond that as a stop along the famed Route 66 and a great place for outdoor activities like golf, hiking, and biking.Learn More
With the Colorado River meandering through Parker - creating 16 miles of watery playground called the Parker Strip, visitors can enjoy a mecca for exciting water sports like boating, swimming, and rafting. Beyond the river, you can further enjoy the golfing, dining, casinos, and the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) reservation.Learn More
Where the Colorado River and the Gila River meet to create an oasis midst the Sonoran Desert, you'll find the wonderful Southwestern town of Yuma. With more sunshine per year than any other city in the world, Yuma offers lots of fun under the sun from a round of golf to visiting the historic Yuma Territorial State Prison State Park.Learn More