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Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge


category : Wildlife Areas
Migratory waterfowl, including sandhill cranes. 377 identified species. Year-round birding, auto tour, hiking.


Hours: Opens hour before sunrise, closes hour after sunset.
Visitor center open daily
Address: 16 miles south of Socorro via I-25, San Antonio Exit 139, US-380 and NM-1
Phone: 505-835-1828

Come visit us in Socorro, New Mexico

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Trinity Site

Location of the world's first atomic bomb explosion in 1945

Socorro, NM One Of A Kinds

Mineralogical Museum

Fossils, more than 9,500

Socorro, NM Museums


Langmuir Laboratory

Late June to late August lightning and thunderstorm research; gate blocks last mile to laboratory (gate is often closed). Hikers, picnickers welcome year-round.

Socorro, NM Recreation

Historic Walking Tour

Garcia Opera House, Socorro Plaza, Spanish colonial & territorial architecture. Also, Old San Miguel Mission, active 1915-1928; south wall dates from 1598

Socorro, NM Tours

Things to do Wildlife Areas near Socorro, NM

Apache Kid Wilderness Area

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Sundial Hot Springs and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Hot springs, RV park, camping facilities. Rocky mountain bighorn sheep in area. Reservations available....

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Migratory waterfowl, including sandhill cranes. 377 identified species. Year-round birding, auto tour, hiking. ...