The City of Socorro is supporting our outdoor recreation community with the recent execution of an outdoor recreation lease of 640 acres adjacent to Box Canyon. You can read a nice little article about it in the Defensor Chieftain.
The areas included in the lease are shown in the figure below. You can see the Blue Canyon, Black Canyon and Gramont Peak trails just above the lease area.
We're really happy that the city government has chosen to participate in this formal capacity in developing outdoor recreation around Socorro. We'll be working with our partners in the City on the 'stewardship plan' that proposes the development of trails, climbing areas, and other amenities within the leased lands. If you have ideas and want to engage in that process, please contact us.