Socorro Outdoors

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Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Each season, the Bosque del Apache offers unique bird and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Box Canyon Recreational Area

Box Canyon Recreation Area

Box Canyon is a popular site for camping, hiking, and rock climbing, and attracts both locals and knowledgeable visitors. Box Canyon is located approximately five miles west of Socorro off US 60.

City of Socorro Rodeo & Sports Complex and Parks and Recreational Facilities

City of Socorro Parks and Recreation provides leisure activities for the entire family.

El Camino Real National Scenic Byway

El Camino Royal de Tierra Adentro, The Royal Road to the Interior, threaded 1,500 miles northward from Zacatecas, Mexico to the far edges of known Spanish world.

Escondida Lake and Park

This lake park offers fishing and camping, RV hookups, tent sites, bathrooms and potable water.

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Farmers’ Market

Buy fresh, locally-grown produce direct from the farmer.

Johnson’s Hill (Gordy’s Hill OHV Area)

The 6,000-acre Gordy’s Hill Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area is a scenic dirtbike and ATV destination overlooking the Rio Grande Valley and Bosque with a tremendous variety of riding opportunities.

Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: Bernardo Waterfowl Management Area

The Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex contains four wildlife management areas in Valencia and Socorro Counties.

duck pond at New Mexico Tech

New Mexico Tech Duck Pond

A great place to get back to nature right in the middle of town. The New Mexico Tech Duck Pond is the perfect place for you.

New Mexico Tech Golf Course

New Mexico Tech Golf Course

Enjoy golfing at the golf course of NM Tech, sporting an 18-hole championship layout of rolling hills, dramatic elevation changes, and dynamic views of the Rio Grande Valley.

Quebradas Back Country Byway

Enjoy biking at the scenic mountain bike trail, with many trail options. Cerrillos del Coyote Loop is a popular route taken by the Cerrillos del Coyote Mountain Bike Race.

Rio Grande and Socorro County Riverine Parks

The Rio Grande is a spectacular sight! Socorro County is blessed with fifteen (15) riverine parks and hiking trails, including Island Riverine Park located at the east end of town at the end of Otero Street.

San Lorenzo Canyon

Hike and explore the plant and animal life of the Chihuahuan Desert at the photogenic San Lorenzo Canyon. Located north of Socorro on I-25, exit 163 in San Acacia.

San Marcial

San Marcial is a small town about 30 miles south of Socorro. San Marcial was once home to over 2,500 people.

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge

Sevilleta Refuge, begun in 1973, is managed as nearly as possible to its natural state. Visitors Center and hiking trails are open to the public.

Socorro Fat Tire Trails

Mountain bikers will find that Socorro is a gateway to all year adventure.

Socorro Historical District Scenic Byway

The history of Socorro is told in its architecture, and the Socorro Historical District Scenic Byway is the visual embodiment of that history.

Socorro Nature Area

Nestled behind the farms of Lemitar just north of Socorro, the Socorro Nature Area is a hidden gem and pure beauty.