Horse Pens 40

Horse Pens 40 is a premier bouldering destination in northern Alabama. Known for its heinous slopers and hard mantle top outs, Horse Pens 40 (HP 40) often humbles the first-time visitor. If one project spits you off, you don’t have far to go to find the next. HP 40 is one of the most concentrated boulder fields in the world. The staggeringly beautiful sandstone formations will test the strength of your forearms and your sense of balance.

Horse Pens 40 offers camping and cabin rentals. For those who don’t climb, the boulder field is a great place to wander and a few boulders even have steps allowing access to the top for a spectacular view.


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Hours and Cost

Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset

Day pass, October 1-May 30: $8

Day pass, June 1-September 30: $6

Camping, October 1-May 30: $15/night

Camping, June 1-September 30: $13/night

Pet Friendly



Horse Pens 40
3525 Co Rd 42
Steele, AL 35987


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