Magdalena Attractions

802 Artworks-Gifts

This is a happy spot with some fun things to see; for example, woven wall hangings from Peru, Zapotec rugs & pillows from Mexico, Native American earrings, leather bags from Peru, metal sculptures and artworks from local & out-of-state artists.

Alamo Navajo Indian Reservation

The Alamo Navajo Indian Reservation is truly a step back in time. Navajo culture abounds in this remote community which is located 29 miles north of Magdalena.

Apache Kid Wilderness

Apache Kid Wilderness includes 44,650 acres of rugged canyons and peaks with 68 miles of often primitive trails provides high (and often dry) hiking, backpacking, horseback riding pleasures, and wildlife viewing – plus hunting in season.

Blue Canyon Gallery

Blue Canyon Gallery features pottery made from native clay, paintings and drawings of southwestern landscapes, affordable prints, copper enamel and stone-work jewelry, and art supplies. Located on Hwy. 60 just east of  Magdalena, New Mexico.

Box Car Museum

The Box Car Museum displays old photographs and objects of yesteryear’s frontier life. WEBSITE

Concho Hills Guest Ranch

Concho Hills is a small ranch located in the heart of New Mexico cattle country on the historic Magdalena Stock Driveway.

Datil Well Recreation Area

Datil Well Campground is a great place for the family and includes 3 miles of hiking trails with views of the San Augustin Plains. Campgrounds include grills, fire pits, and trash cans.

Enchanted Skies Weaving Gallery/Studio

Wini Labrecque’s ‘Enchanted Skies Weaving Studio/Gallery’ now shares space with La Posada Gallery in the old Ag Country Propane Bldg. The gallery displays woven textiles, scarves, shawls and rugs as well as felted items and natural yarns. Looms are on display for demonstrations. In addition to retail, Wini offers classes and workshops.

Ghost Towns of Socorro County

Ghost Towns found in Socorro County are Fort Craig, Kelly, Riley (Santa Rita), Rosedale and San Marcial. Articles Published by Paul Harden: Ghost Towns of Socorro County Part 1 Part 2 Ghost Town Guide

Gila National Forest

The Gila National Forest, with its spectacular scenery, is one of the more remote and least developed National Forest in the Southwest and covers 3.3 million acres of publicly owned forest and range land. More Info / Website

High Desert Gallery

The Magdalena High Desert Gallery features paintings, photographs, ceramics, fine woodwork, and weaving by artists from the area.

Kelly Mine

During its heyday in the 1800s, the Kelly mine produced nearly $60 million in gold, lead zinc and cooper.

La Posada de Maria Magdalena

La Posada is in an historic adobe house with 1,000 square feet divided into four rooms, each with stucco walls and numerous niches for Santos, and overhead track lighting between exposed vigas. The gallery offers paintings, photographs, pottery and textiles. Watercolor paintings by Fritz Kapraun, digital photographs by John Sakel and work by local artists are featured.

Lady of the Mountain

Legend says that, in the 1500s, a Spanish soldier saw the face of Mary Magdalene on the north side of the mountain. The village at the base of that mountain was named Magdalena in her honor.

Livestock Driveway and Historic Stock Pens

The Magdalena Stock Driveway stretched 125 miles to eastern Arizona and varied from five to ten miles wide.

Magdalena Historic Walking Tour

Journey to the old west on the Magdalena Historic Walking Tour. Magdalena and the surrounding region exhibit a rich history ranging from the mysterious Ancient Ones, the Anasazi, to the more recent miners and cowboys of old Magdalena.

Magdalena Hunting

Hunters from all over the country converge on Magdalena during September, October, and November to take on the challenge of the best hunting in the United States – primarily Elk, Antelope, and Deer.

Magdalena Mountain Ropes

The Magdalena Mountains Ropes Challenge course, located 20 miles southwest of Magdalena at the Monica Cabin site, offers an exciting program for individuals and groups.

Magdalena Old Hall Hotel

Magdalena Hall Hotel historical building was built in 1917 by Harry S. Hall. This hotel is the only one of the original “cowboy hotels” remaining in the village of Magdalena.

Magdalena Ridge Observatory

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) is located on 1,000 acres at 10,600 feet in the Magdalena Mountains of the Cibola National Forest in Socorro County, New Mexico (NM).

Mission Churches of Socorro County

Beginning in the 1500’s Spanish colonists journeyed up the Rio Grande Valley and established settlements and mission churches along the way.

Riley (Santa Rita)

Riley, New Mexico is located 20 miles north of Magdalena, New Mexico on Cibola NF road 354.  Riley was settled in 1892 and now is a ghost town.


A mining town where gold and silver were discovered in 1882.  Rosedale was abandoned by 1937.

Route 60 Trading Post

Route 60 Trading Post features handcrafted art such as, jewelry, furniture, paintings, metal and wood work just to name a few.

The Village Press Print Studio

The Village Press Print Studio is an art and printmaking space dedicated to creative learning and artistic activities of all kinds.

Warehouse 1-10

Warehouse 1-10 is a newly developed contemporary art space.  It’s mission is to host and provide a support platform for experimental contemporary art projects. Website

Water Canyon Campground

A favorite way to get back to nature! Water Canyon offers hiking, bird watching, picnicking, and camping at the foot of the Magdalena Mountains. Everything you need just 21 miles west of Socorro on US 60.

Withington Wilderness

Seldom-visited 18,869-acre Withington Wilderness area ranging between 6,800 and 10,000 foot elevations has few trails. Located in the northeastern area of the San Mateo Mountains, Withington Wilderness includes hiking, backpacking, hunting, and wildlife viewing.

ZW Blacksmithing and Metal Art

ZW Blacksmithing and Metal Art features a gallery, metal art, blacksmithing and information. Contact 505-859-5097 for more information.