Frisco Box Trail #762

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Lush riparian habitat leading to the narrow upper Frisco Box.

Frisco Box Trail provides hikers with unique rock formations, riparian area, fishing and Frisco Warm Springs.

Trail 762 skirts around the east side of private land then ascends up a ridge providing excellent viewing of the rock bluffs and unique formations before the trail descends back down to the San Francisco River. At this point the trail basically follows the gorge type river bottom without any developed trailway. The further you go up the river, the more narrow and rocky the canyon becomes until you get to the area known as the Box. This canyon area is very narrow with high bluffs along its edge with the San Francisco River running through this gorge. Once you get throught the narrows or "Box" area the canyon gradually widens and you continue upstream for approximately 1.5 miles to the Frisco Warm Springs.

This portion of trail #762 is on the Reserve Ranger District.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Reserve, NM
Water: Stream nearby. Water quality is not tested. It is advisable to filter or treat all drinking water.
Information Center: Reserve Ranger District
Phone: (575)533-6231

General Information

General Notes:

Trail runs along the boundry of private land. Please keep to the trail and adhere to signs to respect private landholder rights. No facilities are present at the trailhead or along the trail.

The trail is not recommended for travel during rainy season or spring runoff when high water could pose a risk to personal safety.

Livestock cannot be used through this trail due to its rough, rocky terrain.

Closest Stores:
Reserve, NM is 10.5 miles from the trail head. The town has a gas station and grocery store and several cafe's and 2 motels.

Connecting Trails:  124 (area is unavailable)


From Reserve go north 5 miles on Highway 12, turn left to Forest Road 49 (Toriette Lakes), approximately 1/4 mile turn left on Forest Road 41, traverse 5 miles to trail head 762.


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  Area/Length : 
5.3 Miles

  Elevation : 
6000 - 6500