The 320-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.

hiking
25 days ago

OK trail but first part just follows the Box Canyon Rd before heading onto an old jeep road. Better once you make the climb with interesting geology (old manganese mines). No markings at all so just have the gpx track handy so you don't miss taking the turn onto the old road. You can take the dirt rd back to NM 60 from the end if you want a mile or 2 shorter and easier hike back to the start.

hiking
Monday, September 25, 2017

The real trailhead is not at the restroom parking lot but ¾ of mile up Torreon Spring Rd. As you stand at the sign board look right and that’s the gravel road. Sign clearly marks trail along that road. Consider first walking down Box Canyon.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

nice caves, a bunch of bats in the big one, alot of climbing and bouldering routes, bathrooms on site

hiking
Friday, December 30, 2011

Fun canyon to hike with neat caves and if you are a climber, it is a great spot.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

rock climbing
Monday, November 27, 2017

rock climbing
Thursday, October 12, 2017