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Socorro, New Mexico

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Migratory waterfowl, including sandhill cranes. 377

Socorro, NM Wildlife Areas


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


Quebradas Backcountry Byway

24 miles, showcases wildlife, rock formations, colored cliffs, arroyos. Two access areas: 1) Go 2 miles north of Socoro on I-25

Socorro, NM Scenic Drives

Things to do near Socorro, NM

Fort Selden State Monument

Ruins of 19th-century adobe fort. Visitor center, self-guided tours, living-history demonstrations May-Sept., every Saturday ...

Pueblo Park to Luna Mountain

Scenic drive on US-180 to FR-28 to FR-209 and back to US-180, 6 miles south of Luna. 4x4 Recommended...

Mesquite Street

Historic district, small adobes in green, pink, blue. Part of original 1849 townsite. ...

Elephant Butte State Park Camping

Available at Elephant Butte State Park are camping facilities for the self-contained camper, and the camper needing electrici...

Hillsboro

Historic 1970s mining town....