Hot tubs at Hot Well Dunes closed due to flooding

Contributed Photo/Courtesy BLM: The Tanque Crossing on Haekel Road has been flooded due to the monsoon rains and a barricade is there warning motorists.

Staff Reports

GRAHAM COUNTY – The Bureau of Land Management has temporarily closed the hot tubs at the Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area southeast of Safford due to flooding-related issues from the recent rains. 

Additionally, the onset of the monsoon has flooded Tanque Crossing on Haekel Road. While the road is not technically closed, a barricade has been placed at Tanque Crossing alerting motorists of the flooding.

The Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area features 2,000 acres of sand dunes for off-road enthusiasts and allows for camping.  

The BLM said the hot tubs will remain closed until the rains subside and work can be done to repair the flooding issues.  

Contributed Photo/Courtesy BLM: The Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area has seen flood-related damage.
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