The Box Recreation Area

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The Box Recreation Area

New Mexico

(505) 835-0412

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Overview

The 320-acre Box Recreation Area is a highly scenic, rugged area that 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, attracting many from miles around. Challenging climbing opportunities include the Waterfall Wall, Corner Block, and the Fillet a Papillon Wall. Visitors should remember that climbing is a high-risk activity. For safety, climbers should not attempt climbs beyond their abilities.

There is a developed parking area with a trailhead, kiosks, and restroom for visitors' convenience. Drinking water is not available, so those going for an extended outdoor adventure should come to the Box Recreation Area fully prepared. There are hiking trails in the area, as well as camping in designated sites. The Box Recreation Area is open year round, with no entrance fees.

Map of The Box Rec. Area

Latitude, Longitude: 34.012827, -106.935425

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Activities

  • Climbing

    The Box Recreation Area 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. With challenges like the Waterfall Wall, Corner Block and the Fillet a Papillon Wall, the piton-packing set should be drooling.

Seasonality/Weather

The Box Recreation Area is open year round, with no entrance fees.

Directions

Driving

The Box Recreation Area is located five to six miles west of Socorro via US 50.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(505) 835-0412

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