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Recreation Opportunities in Socorro County

In addition to blue skies and beautiful weather, Socorro County is home to several wonderful attractions for the outdoor enthusiast. Socorro County features two world-renowned wildlife refuges, the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, where visitors can learn more about our area’s habitat and wildlife. We also have excellent rock climbing opportunities in our many canyons (including Box Canyon and San Lorenzo Canyon) and hiking opportunities in the Magdalena Mountains. We hope you will have time to visit Escondida Lake, our popular fishing hole, complete with a park for children and RV sites with full hookups for longer visits.

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Very Large Array is open to visitors interested in learning more about astronomy and space exploration. Our open skies and lack of light pollution make Socorro County an ideal observation location for astronomers.

For the historical enthusiast we invite you to visit the El Camino Real International Heritage Center, historical Fort Craig and the ruins at Gran Quivira and Abo in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

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