It’s been said that “all roads lead to Yuma,” and for much of this Arizona city’s history, this was quite literally true. Located on the Eastern bank of the Colorado River, at the place where the river is at its most calm and predictable, Yuma was the last rest stop for many explorers, settlers, and prospectors who were headed further west. Today it’s a safe haven for anyone who loves sunshine, nature, and Southwest culture.
Driving is the most popular way to get around in Yuma. The city is quite large—over 100 square miles—making cycling or walking impractical, if not impossible under the hot desert sun. Though there are county busses, travelling all the way from one side of Yuma to the other can take a while, and most people prefer to save time by driving through the uncongested city streets. For those who prefer to save money and the environment by taking public transportation when they can, YCAT provides plenty of busses and 12 conveniently color-coded bus lines that take passengers all over Yuma and the surrounding cities.