Yuma’s climate is extreme with hot, dry, sunny weather most of the year. It is rare to encounter rain or cold temperatures, even in winter. While spring, autumn, and winter are comfortable for walking, summer months can be extremely hot and dry, making walking in the heat of the day undesirable. Pavement becomes very hot in the sun and can damage your dog's paw pads while heat-related illnesses like sunstroke or heat stroke are a real possibility. Planning your activities with your pup for earlier or later in the day is advised during hot summer months.
There is a canal and natural areas associated with the canal to the east of the community. The terrain in the region is flat and there are no hills to climb on hikes. There's some undeveloped land in and around Fair Acres where hazards can be present, so exercise caution.