The climate in Yuma is a hot desert climate and Yuma is one of the sunniest places in the world with very little rain! If you walk your dog daily, you will rarely have to contend with wet conditions and the temperature rarely falls below freezing. The temperature rises to 90 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, however, which makes walking uncomfortable. Choose to walk your dog first thing in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the extreme heat.
The Mesa Del Sol region is surrounded by natural areas and there are desert hills and rugged terrain to the east. Interstate 8 runs along the south border of the community and there is a large interchange at Fortuna Road which runs along the western border. The freeway and interchange areas are not pedestrian-friendly and should be avoided but the residential area is flat with large homes and is well-landscaped. Some homes have lawns and traditional shade trees although many have more desert-friendly, drought-tolerant landscaping. There are sidewalks available so you don't have to share roads with vehicles, but remember that boots to protect your dog's paws may be advisable.
Just east along the interstate, the Telegraph Pass Trailhead allows access to the desert hills and mountain and rocky terrain to the east. Part of the trail has a concrete path which can be hard on a dog's feet, so paw protection is advised. This trail is a steep hike with rocky terrain, so be prepared with sunscreen, water, and good footwear. The views from the top of this trail are worthwhile, but it can be a challenging walk, so make sure you and your canine buddy are ready to traverse it!