The Box Recreation Area


The 640-acre Box Recreation Area is a highly scenic, rugged area which is very popular for technical rock climbing and bouldering. The five cliffs on either side of this box canyon provide popular rock climbing for even highly skilled technical climbers. Challenging climbing opportunities include the Waterfall Wall, Corner Block and the Fillet a Papillon Wall.

Remember, that climbing is a high-risk activity. For safety, climbers should not attempt climbs beyond their abilities.  

Activities
Hiking, rock climbing, bouldering.

Facilities
There is a developed parking area with a trailhead, kiosks, and restroom. Drinking water is not available.

Location / Access
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Six miles southwest of Socorro off US 60.


The Box Recreation Area

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Hiking/Backpacking Climbing Rock Climbing

Fees
None.

Season/Hours
Open year-round.

Recreation Guidelines
BLM Recreation Guidelines

Special Rules
Camping in designated sites only.
No shooting of weapons.

Maps
BLM: Socorro and Oscura Mountains.
Socorro Vehicle Use & Recreation Map
See Contact Information below to obtain maps or visit the Public Lands Information Center.

Contact Information
Socorro Field Office
901 S. Highway 85
Socorro, NM 87801-4168
575.835.0412