San Simon Valley

Description:

Approximately 500,000 acres of public land in the San Simon Valley provide diverse recreational opportunities. In addition, the Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area is located in the heart of the San Simon Valley. This Special Recreation Management Area provides unique opportunities for off-highway vehicle riding and hot-water soaking. Wildlife species in the area include quail, dove, deer, and javelina.

Directions:

Haekel Road - From Safford, travel seven miles east on Highway 70. Turn right on BLM's Haekel Road and proceed 25 miles to the area. Fan Road - From Bowie, turn north on Central Avenue and continue two miles north to the Fan Road. Continue on the Fan Road for eight miles, then turn left on Haekel Road and proceed nine miles to the area. Tanque Road - This road provides access from Highway 191. The turnoff from Highway 191 onto Tanque Road is located near milepost marker 105.

Phone:

(928)348-4400

Email:

sfoweb_az@blm.gov

Address:

Safford Field Office 711 14th Avenue Safford, AZ 85546

Activities:

Auto Touring Hiking Horseback Riding Hunting Off Highway Vehicle Wildlife Viewing

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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