New Mexico

Looking for the best rock climbing in New Mexico? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around New Mexico. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top Rock Climbing Spots in and near New Mexico

  • Jemez Springs, New Mexico

    Climb Las Conchas

    5 mi
    75 minutes north of Albuquerque, Las Conchas is a trailhead that sits right off the highway with two accessible, although small, parking lots.  Right out of the gate the wide and well worn trail drops down to follow the river north through a wide mountain valley lined with large stands of trees, ...
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  • Raton, New Mexico

    Rock Climb at Sugarite Canyon

    Most ratings range from 5.7 to 5.11 with fewer 5.12. Only one climb in the whole area is bolted-- and that is a 5.10a. To get to this area it is about a 10 minute scramble through woods and boulders on a path that leads straight to the south facing wall.Driving through Raton, New Mexico exit at t...
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  • Socorro, New Mexico

    Explore Box Canyon

    0.75 mi
    From one side of the canyon the other is a total of .75 miles of breath taking scenery of the local New Mexico landscape.
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  • Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Climb in Diablo Canyon

    Diablo Canyon has grown in popularity over the last decade, particularly due to its frequent appearance in television and films. It has hundreds of sport and trad climbs of varying difficulty on basalt cliffs that reach over 300 feet high, with approaches varying from 5 to 30 minutes.Grades range...
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  • Faywood, New Mexico

    Hydra Trail in City of Rocks State Park

    3.66 mi / 240 ft gain
    Start the hike from the visitor center. Hike toward the botanical garden and continue on the trail around the rock formations. You can wind your way through the taller rocks and enjoy the view! Connect to the other trails in the park for some additional hiking. There is little shade so bring plen...
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  • Doña Ana County, New Mexico

    Explore Providence Cone

    2 mi
    We drove through the desert  on a winding dirt road. Once at the cone we started our climb to the top. The ascent is not too difficult  and once on top we had very good views of the surrounding landscape. Lots of interesting rock formations and also plants. There are several interesting petroglyp...
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  • Las Cruces, New Mexico

    Organ Peak Trail

    9.92 mi / 3458 ft gain
    Organ Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Las Cruces, New Mexico. This is one of the longer and more challenging hikes in the Organ Mountains. An early start is recommended to keep heat down during the warmer months as well trekking poles and p...
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