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Socorro Fat Tire Trails

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

Socorro, NM Trails


Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Migratory waterfowl, including sandhill cranes. 377

Socorro, NM Wildlife Areas

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 Railroad ceased in 1971

Magdalena, NM Pioneer History

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



Springtime Picnic Area

In Cibola National Forest, just south of Apache Kid Wilderness near FR-255

Magdalena, NM Recreation


Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex

Bernardo Unit. State waterfowl area, crops grown for birds. Wildlife viewing, sighing / hunting in season. 1600 acres along Rio Grande. La Joya Unit. 3550

Bernardo, NM Wildlife Areas

Mineralogical Museum

Fossils, more than 9,500

Socorro, NM Museums

Trinity Site

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

Socorro, NM One Of A Kinds

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