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Hot Well Dunes
(BLM, 928-348-4400, www.az.blm.gov/sfo/index.htm)

Hot Well Dunes sprang into existence by accident back in 1928, when drillers seeking oil under the sand dunes broke into a pocket of hot water at a depth of 1,920 feet. The artesian well, producing over 250 gallons of water per minute at 106 degrees Fahrenheit and it has been flowing ever since.

Four wheeler in the Dunes.

This recreational park offers over 2000 acres of rolling sand dunes for off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts. All types of vehicles including sand rails, ATVs, motorbikes, and four-wheel-drive trucks are allowed to ride anywhere within the fenced boundary (there is an inherent danger in this type activity, so always remain alert).

There are low, sparsely vegetated dunes for those preferring a slower paced ride, while several larger dunes provide a challenge for the adventurous rider. Following a day on the dunes, the hot mineral water is great for soaking the aching muscles.

There is a daily use fee collected at the site. There is NO electricity, NO drinking water, NO phones, and limited wood for fires.