Activities In and Around Socorro

Art Lovers: Local Art for Artists, Collectors and Admirers

Whether you are a collector, an artist or just love to admire a great work of art Socorro County has what you need in abundance! Galleries in SOCORRO and MAGDALENA show off the talents of local artists.

Sand Hill Cranes on the wing


Best in the state…best in the United States…Socorro may be the home of the best birding you’ll find anywhere!

Botany: Searching for the Native Plants of Socorro County

Socorro County is filled with unique and interesting native plant life.

Camping: The Outdoors Up Close and Personal

If you love the feel of the earth, the smell of the pines, the beautiful night sky and just being up close and personal with the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place! Socorro County offers prime camping real estate

City of Socorro Historic Walking Tour

The only district in New Mexico to be named a scenic byway, the Socorro Historical District Scenic Byway is steeped in culture.

Culinary Delights: Famous Green Chile Cheeseburgers

The Socorro area is known for some of the most famous green chile cheeseburgers in the country?

Dirt Biking and ATVs: Riding the Back Country

Riding across the natural terrain on a dirt bike and/or ATV is pure exhilaration! Socorro County offers back country riding perfect for thrill seekers.

Art Wheel

Downtown Socorro: Shopping, Entertainment and Much More

Downtown Socorro is in the hub of the Socorro Historical District Scenic Byway.

Exercise: Keeping in Shape

Socorro offers a wide variety of locations for you to keep in shape.


Enjoy the fishing experience of Socorro County.


Childhood fun is alive and well at the BOSQUE DEL APACHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE!  The Refuge allows the seasonal capturing of bullfrogs.  Enjoy the adventure and leave with a new friend!

Genealogy: Searching for Ancestral Roots

Where do we come from? A timeless question. If your search for your ancestral roots has led you to Socorro we can help.


If you are looking for some great golf it’s your lucky day! The NEW MEXICO TECH GOLF COURSE was named “one of the 10 best public courses in New Mexico, and one of America’s 500 best places you can play” by Golf Digest.

Hiking and Mountain Bike Trails

Socorro County loves a good hike! You can take one of the many trails already in existence or rough it and create your own.

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding across the beautiful terrain of Socorro County is truly magnificent.  For organized fun ACACIA RIDING ADVENTURES offers a wide array of rides through canyons, rivers and more!  Areas such a QUEBRADAS BACK COUNTRY BYWAY and other OUTDOOR locations offer great riding as well.


Hunters from all over the country descend upon Socorro County because of the unique hunting opportunities provided by our vast mountain ranges and refuges.

Museums and Historical Sites: The History of Socorro County

Have a yearning to learn about Socorro County? Visit our museums and historical sites and feel the knowledge run through your veins.

Performing Arts: Live for Your Enjoyment

Socorro is blessed with a culture of live entertainment! Nothing seems to get the crowd going like the many entertaining live shows and performances taking place throughout the year.

Photography: Chronicling the World Around Us

Socorro County is a giant photo opportunity! Overflowing with attractions and events of all kinds every day is a great day to snap a picture.

Road Trips: Cruising Your Way Through Socorro County

One of the great things about Socorro County: you can do countless things in the comfort of your car!

Box Canyon Recreational Area

Rock Climbing and Bouldering

Love the feeling of scaling the side of a cliff! Socorro County offers many areas with rock climbing and bouldering opportunities.


Socorro County is a terrific place to explore for a variety of rocks, minerals, and fossils exposed at the surface.

Running: Getting Those Endorphins Going

Socorro County is the perfect place to get those endorphins going! Filled with spectacular geography you will always find great places to run.

Science and Technology: Living on the Cutting Edge

Things evolve so quickly and we are lucky to be on the cutting edge.

Shooting and Target Practicing: Taking Aim

Socorro County offers many opportunities to hone your gun slinging skills!