This interactive visitor’s guide for Socorro, NM is loaded with information that will help you plan your visit to the area. This app contains interactive maps, virtual tours of our historical sites, outdoor recreation, and information about our area’s culture.
The City of Socorro is located in Socorro County, which lies in Central New Mexico. Socorro was founded by Juan de Onate in 1598. Socorro runs along the Rio Grande Valley, with an elevation of 4,579 feet. We are one hour south of Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico. Las Cruces is a two hour drive via I-25 South.
Make our city your destination place. Socorro is a great place to live, learn and play.
We are home to:
Historic San Miguel Mission
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge
El Camino Real International Heritage Center
New Mexico Tech
Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array
NM Tech Professional Golf Course
…and much more!