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Hot Well Dunes

Friday, June 12, 2015

Alt Names

Hackel Rd, San Simon River, Gold Gulch Wash, Starvation Flat, Tanque Rd, San Simon Valley, Bowie

Last Known StatusOpen

This unique recreation area features hot springs, on-site camping and limited amounts of shade.

The name comes from an artisan well that produces 250 gallons of hot water (106F) per minute. A couple of concrete soaking tubs have been built for the hot springs and they were actually pretty clean. There are 10 developed tent/RV sites that include fire grills & vault toilets, as well as a day-use area.

Trails consist mainly of sandy washes and one main sand dune, with multiple dirt dunes surrounding it. (The sand is pretty firm, so you can still have plenty of fun without a paddle.) The area is very popular, especially during the weekends and the summer days can be very hot.

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LOCATION

Nearest CityBowie, AZ
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Tucson, AZ
1) Take I-10 east to town of Bowie (exit 362)
2) Follow road 1.8 miles to N. Central Ave.
3) Turn left on N. Central Ave., continue 2 miles
4) Turn right (east) on Fan Road (you will see a blue sign that says "Hotwell Springs"), continue 8.3 miles
5) Turn left (north) on Heckle Road (you will cross a cattleguard and see a BLM sign on the right), continue 8.1 miles
6) Look for main entrance on the right.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Dunes
LandBLM

QUALITY

Prosunique area has hot tubs, sandy trails & dunes to explore, has nice picnic tables & shade ramadas scattered around, reasonable fees
Consfar away from any major cities (long drive), no services
RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Fall/Winter

TERRAIN

Square Miles3
Miles Of Trail5
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation3300 to 3500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe OHV area has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis OHV area has mostly sandy areas.Mostlypaddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
MudThe OHV area has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe OHV area has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis OHV area has little rocks.Little
TreesThe OHV area has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis OHV area has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis OHV area has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe OHV area has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis BLM land has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis OHV area has almost all intersections.All
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis BLM land has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
steep dropoffs
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesAZGFD sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsYes (96 inches)Safety Flags Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas
Night RidingYesNot Recommended
Cross CountrySome Areas
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.

FEES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryYes ($3.00 per vehicle)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)
CommentAnnual Permit - $30.00

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (NW)Mt. Graham Medical Center (928) 348-4000
Gasoline Gasoline30+ Miles (NW)Chevron/Safford
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (NW)Safford
Potable Water Water30+ Miles (NW)Roper Lake State Park (928) 428-6760
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (NW)Roper Lake State Park (928) 428-6760
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (NW)Roper Lake State Park (928) 428-6760
Primitive Camping Campground30+ Miles (NW)Roper Lake State Park (928) 428-6760
Convenience Store Conv Store30+ Miles (NW)Bashas/Thatcher (928) 428-6238
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (NW)Roper Lake State Park (928) 428-6760
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site Hot Tubs
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (NW)Roper Lake State Park - small electric motors only

CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Safford Field Office
711 14th Ave
Safford, AZ 85546-3321
(928) 348-4400
sfoweb_az@blm.gov
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoArizona Game & Fish Department
(602) 942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
CommentOHV Decal Info

COMMENTS

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The overall dune area is not very large here.  There is a lot of sand and vegetation, but really only one main sand dune.

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The hot springs near the staging and camping area are a unique feature.

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This is one of the largest sand dunes.

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