Magdalena Attractions

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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.

Bear Mountain Coffee House and Gallery

Bear Mountain Coffee House and Gallery offers food, art and visitor information. Website

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.

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.

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

Kelly Mine

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

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 Hall Apartments

Originally opened in 1917, this historic hotel is now apartments.

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 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.

Rosedale

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.

Warehouse 1-10

Warehouse 1-10 is a newly developed contemporary art space located in Magdalena, New Mexico.  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.

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.