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Socorro, New Mexico

Attractions and Upcoming Events


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

Socorro Fat Tire Trails

Quebradas to east, Rio Grande floodplain and Bosque del Apache to south. Magdalena /

Socorro, NM Trails


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

Water Canyon

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

Chiricahua Gallery

Artist co-op, area Southwest arts/crafts...

Gadsen Museum

Indian / Spanish artifacts, local history, in historic A.J. Fountain home....

Magdalena Stock Driveway / Shipping Pens

At end of longest "hoof highway" in New Mexico. Used from as far away as Springerville, Arizona; closed when the AT&SF Railro...

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

47-acre farm, antique-equipment displays, livestock raised as New Mexicans did centuries ago, 300 years of New Mexican agricu...