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Riding the Dunes

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This 2,000-acre area of rolling sand dunes provides a great opportunity for off-highway-vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts.  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 rider. OHV use is allowed outside of the fenced area on existing roads and trails.

There are certain hazards in an open off-highway vehicle riding area that usually do not exist at other recreation sites.  Please realize that, when using this area, you are accepting those inherent risks. Riders come from different areas, driving all types of vehicles, and possessing varying skill levels.  Always use common sense when operating vehicles and follow the posted rules; they have been suggested by your fellow users of the area.  Always check for steep drop-offs, or riders, before powering over the crest of a dune.  First-time visitors should be aware that the entire open area is fenced and become familiar with the fence location before traveling at high speeds.

  Safford Field Office
711 14th Avenue
Safford, AZ 85546-3337
Phone: (928) 348-4400
Fax: (928) 348-4450
Field Manager:  Scott Cooke
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F