Oak Tree Inn Yuma

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

1731 South Sunridge Drive, I-8 & US 95, Exit 2, Yuma, Arizona, 85365, United States
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Rated 15% lower than similarly priced 3 star hotels

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Travel Tips for Yuma

Humanely administered prison?

by matcrazy1

Despite an infamous reputation, the historical written record indicates that the prison was humanely administered and was a model institution for its time. Prisoners had free time during which they hand-crafted many items to be sold at public bazaars held at the prison on Sundays after church services. Prisoners also had regular medical attention and access to a good hospital.

What did they do in a prison?

by matcrazy1

First of all they were working - they built their cells themselves, they built a tank for water, guard tower and other facilities. You can see tools they used to work displayed in an opened cell as on my picture.

Prisoners had free time during which they hand-crafted many items to be sold at public bazaars held at the prison on Sundays after church services.

The Canal

by mht_in_la

One thing to see in Yuma is the canals that channel water from Colorado River to irrigate the furtile Imperial Valley and Yuma Valley. Here are the spots to see them --

1. From the guard tower at Yuma Prison you can see a canal parallel to Colorado River.
2. From Yuma Crossing state park you can see the siphon and the head of the Yuma Valley canal. The Corral House at Yuma Crossing has very nice displays about Yuma's canal projects.
3. A little off the beaten path, when visiting Algodones, Mexico, 8 miles west of Yuma, you will cross the grand All-American Canal that channels water into Imperial Valley.

Ocotillo? What's that?

by matcrazy1

Enlarge my picture, please. These flowers on the left are called Ocotillo. I found them in front of the Yuma Visitor Information Center. Then I could see them many times on my way via Arizona, New Mexico to southern Texas.

Quick facts on Ocotillo:

Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts of southeast California to west Texas and south into Mexico.

Open, stony, well-drained desert slopes below 5,000 feet.

Red flowers are 1/2 to 1 inch (12-24 mm) in length, with five short lobes curled back into 10-inch clusters. They appear at the ends of branches March through June or later, depending on rainfall.

Ocotillo are leafless most of the year, except immediately after rain; the leaves then quickly wither after the soil dries out. These narrow, oval leaves are about 2 inches long, appearing in bunches above spines.

Get on the wagon

by mht_in_la

When you are in Yuma Crossing, visit the QMD warehouse. This is where all the military goods and supplies from the steamboats were stored. As seen in photo, inside there are well-preserved wagons and horse buggies used to transport supplies across the desert. Orders for supplies came from as far as New Mexico.


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