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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

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

Mineralogical Museum

Fossils, more than 9,500

Socorro, NM Museums

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

Trinity Site

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

Socorro, NM One Of A Kinds

Things to do Natural Attractions near Socorro, NM

Water Canyon

Pronghorn antelope, golden eagles, other birds....

City of Rocks State Park

Rocks form centuries-old volcanic-ash flow, some 50-feet high. Visitor center, botanical garden, campsites, handicapped-acces...

TorC Hot Springs

Seven total. Bath houses, indoor tubs, saunas....

Lightfeather Hot Spring

44 miles north of Silver City via NM-15, 1/2 mile from Gila River Forks, near Gila Cliff Dwellings Visitor Center. 30 minute ...

Kneeling Nun

Monolith resembles praying nun....