Yuma Prison  LbNA # 7536

Placed DateMar 14 2004
LocationYuma, AZ
Found By Martini Man
Last Found Feb 10 2016
Hike Distance?
Last EditedApr 12 2016

Walk difficulty: short and easy
Stamp hand-carved
Version 3.0: this is the third stamp, log book, and location for this letterbox!
Status: alive and well on March 30, 2016

The box is in Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park in Yuma. From I-8 take Exit 1 to Giss Parkway. Follow brown signs to Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. Park in the lot at end of entrance road.

From the parking lot, walk down hill on the trail to the prison cemetery. Continue on the trail that goes along the south side and outside of the cemetery and go down to the grassy picnic area with ramada #14 in it. Look for three tall Palm Trees growing from the same spot; they are on the edge of the parking lot and grassy area. From those trees, go at about 190 degrees (from mag. north) for about 55 steps to the eastern most (left) tree in a row of two Palo Verde Trees. From the south side of the trunk of that tree, go at about 164 degrees up slope for about 10 steps to a large slanting light-colored boulder. The box is deep under the north side of this rock covered with a rock and lots of plant debris. The box site is very visible and public; so please be very discreet when retrieving and rehiding the box.

Please be sure the contents are double ziplocked when you put them back in the box (i.e. the stamp is in a ziploc, the book is in a ziploc, and the two are in the larger ziploc bag). Please rehide the box well under the rock and plant debris so that it can not be seen from any direction.

Enjoy the view of the Colorado River. If you have time, visit the interesting old prison and museum.

Contact me if the box needs attention:


This box is in my “Colorado River Series”. The other one in the series is “Laughlin Carp” (NV).
This box is in my “I-8 Series”. The others in the series are: "Freeman" and "Mohawk".
This box is in my "Historic U. S. Highway 80 Series". The others in the series are: "Bisbee Pass", "Mohawk", and "Old Highway 80".

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