Introduction to Blythe, California
Blythe, California, in Riverside County, is 61 miles N of Yuma, Arizona (center to center) and 145 miles W of Phoenix, Arizona. The city is located in the Riverside - San Bernardino metropolitan area. Blythe has a population of 12,155.
The city of Blythe was named in the honor of Thomas Blythe who was instrumental in establishing primary water rights for the region on the Colorado River in 1877. This eventually led to the settlement of the valley and Blythe was incorporated in 1916.
Blythe and nearby Attractions
- Blythe Municipal Golf Course
- Giant Desert Figures
- Hauser Geode Beds
- Opal Hill Mine
Things To Do In Blythe
Blythe functions as a stopover city for tourists because of its location between Phoenix and Los Angeles. There are seven parks in the city which provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. The city also has an excellent golf course.
The nearest major airport is the Yuma International.
Blythe Higher Education
Palo Verde College is a nearby resource for higher education.