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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

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 near Socorro, NM

Hammel Museum

Former brewery on National Historic Register. ...

Socorro Fat Tire Trails

Quebradas to east, Rio Grande floodplain and Bosque del Apache to south. Magdalena / San Mateo mountains to west, to north Sa...

Las Cruces Museum of Natural History

Southwest, emphasis on Chihuahuan Desert....

Box Car Museum

Local history, artifats of Wild West, mining, cattle drives, circa 1885-1930....

Mineralogical Museum

Fossils, more than 9,500 mineral specimens. ...