The Town of Parker Arizona is the home to a 16 mile stretch of the Colorado river. If you enjoy being outside in the water soaking up the sun, this is the place to be. Parker offers many amenities including our two Arizona State Parks. It is known for their off-roading trails, waterskiing, and drag boat races. If you want to get away from the water, you can enjoy the beautiful Emerald Canyon golf course or learn about Native American culture at the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Museum. If you are looking for something a little more exciting with the kids you can visit the BlueWater Resort and Casino that features a 15ft. waterfall and a giant 2 story waterslide. This town is fun for the whole family!
The town of Quartzsite is the home to the great and very famous gem show. Some say that if you can’t find it at the Quartzsite gem and mineral show, you probably won’t be able to find it. During the gem show thousands of vendors from all around gather to showcase items such as rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, apparel, home décor, and much more. The event happens annually and starts in January when the temperatures are typically in the 70s. That makes the winter season the best time to visit this Arizona-California border town. People come from all over to get away from the colder climates and into the sun shine of Quartzsite. If you are looking to visit some cool landmarks while you are here, you will be pleased to learn that Quartzsite is home to the tomb of the Hi Jolly pyramid.
Ehrenberg is an old mining town that was known as Mineral City. Today, for fun, people bring their watercraft for a day of play on the Colorado River without having to fight the crowds of other river fanatics. Ehrenberg has many surrounding areas and is just a short jot away from the Glamis sand dunes, one of the best sand dune riding locations in the U.S. If you are into drag racing fun, and some desert sand drags, Ehrenberg is the place to visit.
SALOME / WENDEN
If you enjoy camping, swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking then the Salome / Wenden area is the place to be. If hiking is something you enjoy doing we suggest venturing to the nearby Harquahala Mountains Wilderness, home to the highest peak in Southwestern Arizona, at a whooping 5,681 feet. This area offers beautiful wilderness and wonderful get away from the cold winter seasons. There is also the Harquahala Peak Smithsonian Observatory, built in 1920, this little gem is hidden in the desert and four-wheel drive is required to get there. You can also explore Alamo Lake State Park, just 36 miles north of Wenden. The Alamo Lake is filled with bass fish and beautifully surrounded by scenic mountains speckled with wildflowers and cacti.
Another Arizona mining town, this community has become a relaxing area for retirees only 27 miles southeast of the Colorado River, and so close to the California border, this community is a great place for relaxing RVer's. This little town also offers a fun historic element to the community. If you enjoy history then you'll enjoy the Petroglyphs that are surround the town. Petroglyphs is a form of rock art that can be dated back hundreds of years. They are most famous for the Bouse Fisherman geoglyph.