New Years Eve Camping and Exploring the Sand Dunes
Come join us at this 2,000-acre area of rolling sand dunes. The Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area is an area that has been designated "open" to vehicles. All types of vehicles including sand rails, ATV's, motorbikes, and four-wheel- drive trucks are allowed to ride anywhere within the fenced boundary. There are low, sparsely vegetated dunes for those preferring a slower paced ride, while several larger dunes provide a challenge for the adventurous driver. There are also several roads and trails available outside of the fenced area.
Afterwards, soak you muscles in the 100 to 106 degree F hot tubs fed by natural hot water from a failed oil exploration project from the 1920s.
There plenty of places to camp. We actually will be there for several days before and after New Years.
Sand, Sun, Water & Fun
Sound like a day at the beach? Well, actually, the sands at the Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area were a beach surrounding a lake approximately two million years ago. What remains today offers one of the most unique recreation spots in Arizona. Where else does the opportunity to ride in sand dunes and soak in relaxing hot tubs exist at the same location?
Haekel Road - From Safford, travel seven miles east on Highway 70. Turn right (south) on BLM's Haekel Road and proceed 25 miles to the area.
Fan Road - From Bowie, drive two miles north on Central Avenue to Fan Road. Travel one mile east on Fan then go north on Donahue for one mile. Turn east on Rosewood and follow it for six miles to Haekel. Go another nine miles north to the site.
Tanque Road - This road provides access from Highway 191. The turnoff from Highway 191 onto Tanque Road is located near milepost marker 105.