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The Box Recreation Area

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About This Campground

Bureau of Land Management

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…

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7 Reviews of The Box Recreation Area

Ratings Breakdown

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Nikki B.
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2022

Beautiful canyon

One of my favorite places I’ve stayed. Will definitely come back!

The bottom Box Canyon parking lot is great. It is just a large gravel parking lot, but the views are amazing! There is a bathroom at the bottom parking lot (the only bathroom)! Occasionally I got 1 bar of service.

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Month of VisitFebruary
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2021

Parking lot

There are primitive camp spots down a rough dirt road right off the highway. Otherwise you are just setting up camp in the parking lot. Pretty quiet area and a vault restroom that’s door needs some TLC is available in the main parking area. Great spot if you want to get an early start on rock…

Month of VisitNovember
Kolby B.
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2021

Nice break from long drive

Just happened upon this stop on our way home from Sedona. Nice and quiet spot with some rock climbing that we didn't have time for, unfortunately. Fire pit and vault toilets available.

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The Box Recreation Area is located in New Mexico


34.00699972 N
106.9931189 W

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