Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area

Remember your OUTDOOR ETHICS when enjoying your public lands. Please RECREATE RESPONSIBLY.


Sound like a day at the beach? The sands at the Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area were a beach surrounding a lake approximately two million years ago. What remains today is one of the most unique recreation spots in Arizona. Hot Well Dunes provides the opportunity to ride 2,000 acres of sand dunes, set up a camp, and then soak in relaxing hot tubs, all in the same location. However, please be considerate of your neighbors who may not be here to participate in the same activity as you. This is the only way this area will continue to be available to have fun in the sand, sun, and water.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


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Geographic Coordinates

32.5205, -109.4407


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.


  • $3.00 per vehicle (day or overnight use)
  • $30.00 per vehicle annual pass (day or overnight use)