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.
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.