The Box Recreation Area

A climber at The Box Recreation Area
Phone:
Address:

Socorro Field Office 901 S. Highway 85 Socorro, NM 87801

Latitude/Longitude:
34.00699972, -106.9931189
Directions:
Six miles southwest of Socorro off US 60.
CLIMBING
HIKING

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.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Fees

  • None.

Season/Hours

  • Open year-round.

Activities

  • Hiking, rock climbing, bouldering.

Facilities

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

Special Rules

  • Camping in designated sites only.
  • No shooting of weapons.

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

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The Box