The Gila River MAR 5 Interpretive Trail is an outdoor educational living experience that will enlighten our visitors about our farming legacy. The overall design aspects that are incorporated into the Gila River Interpretive Trail are representative of the Akimel O’otham (Pima), and the Pee-Posh (Maricopa) cultures, which also include our ancient Huhugam.
The information is delivered from a public information perspective so that any trained Volunteer and Departmental Tour Guide, regardless of tribal affiliation, is always ready and capable of conducting a well-informed guided tour. Upon completion of a guided tour, our visitors should depart with a better understanding about our community and our Confederated tribes. Our visitors will also learn about our historic water settlement and how that struggle has impacted our community. They will also learn about a few of our plants, animals, landscape and experience the flowing Gila River waters in its natural habitat. For our O’otham and Pee-Posh visitors it is a place to come and reconnect to their heritage and culture and once again listen to the water as it flows in the Gila River streambed.
If you would like a tour of the Gila River Interpretive Trail please fill out the form below: