Decompression is located in
the east central part of the state. The last 3
miles are un-maintained dirt roads. The road is rough
but passable with a sedan. That last 3 miles will take
you at least 15 minutes to drive. The road is rough and
rutted so go slow, pay attention so you don't bottom out
and you will do fine.
The easiest way to get to
Decompression (Witch Wells) -
I-17 North to I-40 East - 177 Miles
Exit 339 for US 191 S towards St. Johns - 143 Miles
Follow Hwy 191 South about 26 miles to the Hwy 191 and
Hwy 61 junction.
From St. Johns, head
North about 25 miles to the Hwy 191 and Hwy 61 junction.
The dirt road into Arizona-New
Decompression will be
exactly due west of where HWY 61 from New Mexico joins
There is a red painted Bar and Liquor
store at the Junction called Witch Well Tavern. Hwy 61
enters Arizona from the East, connecting to Hwy191 at
Witch Well Tavern. Turn West onto a dirt road where Hwy
61 & Hwy191 join.
There is a large road sign
along the fence with "Sanders" and "St Johns" and
highway numbers mounted on it where 61 connects to 191.
That sign is where you enter the dirt road, the road is
right next to those signs.
We welcome you to use
the tavern to buy ice or booze, but it is expensive.
There is NO food, water, public phone or gas at Witch
Well Tavern. We ask if you do that you DO NOT indicate
you are from our gathering or invite Bar Patrons to
Arizona Decompression or ask them for directions. If you
find yourself at the Tavern just look westward at the
intersection. You will see highway signs on the fence
across the road. This is where the dirt road begins to
take you to our gathering.
the dirt road:
Once you enter the dirt
road heading due west from the bar you will see a ranch
house on the right hand side. THIS IS NOT where our
gathering is held. Keep bearing to the left on the road.
There will be signs, so please follow them.
There will be a curve in the road about a mile down that
makes a sharp right. Just after that you will pass
another Ranch House on the left hand side. Again, DO NOT
stop there, just keep going and follow the signs another
2 miles. It will be well marked. The last turn will be
left at a street sign that says "Naturist Way".
Turn left at that sign and go about 500 yards up the
road and you will be at the event. There is another
ranch house just after you turn left onto Naturist Way.
DO NOT enter that property.
is extremely important to the future of
Decompression that you do not trespass or enter any
property on this dirt road other than where the event is
held. Freaky looking people entering their land will
likely not be welcomed warmly. You are just as likely to
get a shotgun shoved in your face as a warm handshake if
you trespass. There have been no problems with the
neighbors in the past and we want to keep it that way.
We have been good about leaving them alone. We want to
respect their privacy and be good neighbors so we can
continue our gathering at this location.