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Socorro Nature Area


Trail Guide  |  Trail and Activities Guide

The Socorro Nature Area is a 120-acre environmental education area in the Rio Grande Bosque. The area includes a ½-mile self-guiding nature walk with interpretive signs, a pond, and amphitheatre. It also has picnic tables, a group shelter, and a restroom.

Activities
Hiking, camping, picnicking, nature viewing, interpretive trail.

Facilities
Parking Lot, information kiosk, picnic tables, group shelter, and restroom. Drinking water is not available.

Access
Take Exit 156 (Lemitar Exit) off Interstate 25 to State Road 408 intersection. Turn to the east and travel 1.1 miles eastward along State Road 408 across railroad track to "T" intersection. Turn right and travel southward for 0.2 mile and turn left onto a maintained dirt county road. Travel 0.5 mile eastward across irrigation and drain ditches to area.


Socorro Nature Area

Hiking/Backpacking Camping Picnicking Watchable Wildlife Interpretive Trail

Fees
None, but groups need to call the Socorro Field Office to reserve dates and get the combination to the key pad.

Season/Hours
Socorro Nature Area is open year round with "walk in" access.  For vehicular access and/or group camping call the Socorro Field Office.

Recreation Guidelines
BLM Recreation Guidelines

Maps
BLM: Socorro.
Socorro Vehicle Use & Recreation Map.
See Contact Information below to obtain maps or visit the Public Lands Information Center.
Trail Guide
Trail and Activities Guide

Contact Information
Socorro Field Office
901 S. Highway 85
Socorro, NM 87801-4168
575.835.0412