When walking with their dogs in the region, Araby residents will not have their daily constitutionals rained out or hampered by cold weather as Yuma’s desert climate is hot and dry with very little rain. Hot, dry, sunny summers are beautiful for walking early or later in the evening, however, in the middle of the day, it can be uncomfortable for on-foot travel.
The terrain is flat and residential streets have cul-de-sacs at their terminal points. Because this is a newly developed area, there are no large mature shade trees and the neighborhood is exposed to sun and extremely dry conditions. There are sidewalks in the neighborhood that provide separate pedestrian ways for residents to walk with their pets. An RV resort is located on the east border of the residential area with route 195 running north-south alongside the area and Interstate 8 running east-west in the region.
Terraces Park is located just north of the Araby Eight community and contains a short walking path, open green space, and a playground where you can walk your dog locally. If you travel east down Interstate 8, Araby residents are just a 10-minute drive from the Fortuna Dog Play and Water Park. This park has separate enclosed off-leash areas for large and small dogs, water features, and waste disposal facilities. A 12-minute drive to the west will take pet owners of Araby to the Bark Park, another off-leash dog park with agility obstacles and features like double gated entries for extra safety.
Further east, natural areas with trailheads, such as the Telegraph Pass Trailhead, provide access to the foothills east of Yuma. These trails feature steep climbs and rough terrain but have spectacular views to enjoy with your furry friend. Remember to keep your dog on a leash in the foothill area and watch for local wildlife.