The Incredibly Breathtaking New Mexico Canyon That’s Perfect For Natural Rock Climbing

While the Land of Enchantment is filled with beautiful natural oases to embark upon adventures through, this recreation area set within the state’s most breathtaking canyon is truly a sight to see. Located near Socorro, this incredible rugged area isn’t just the best place for scenic views, it’s also the top spot in New Mexico for natural rock climbing. Whether you’ve only dabbled in climbing or bouldering or you’re a true technical rock climber, this canyon is the best spot for climbing. If you aren’t a rock climber, you can also watch nearby climbers for a truly awesome view. This box canyon near Socorro is the ultimate getaway for climbers and adventurers alike.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you ever been to “The Box”? Did you see people rock climbing upon the canyon? We’d love to hear all about your outdoor experiences in the comments, and don’t forget to then go share photos from your New Mexico adventures with us in our New Mexico Nature Lovers Facebook group, or tag us on Instagram by tagging #onlyinnewmexico for a chance to be featured.

For more awesome nature views in the Land of Enchantment, check out this river canyon park with some incredible sights of our state.