Bosque del Apache Tour Loop Trails Hike
In Socorro Region
|Last Update||2018-05-22 22:03:28.0|
|Drive Miles Round Trip||200|
|Drive Time Oneway||2:30|
|Hiking Seasons||Sprg, Smmr, Fall, Wntr|
|Hike Rating||(Hike not rated)|
|New Mexico Game Unit||20|
|All On Trail||Yes|
|All Paved/Gravel Roads||Yes|
Highlights Thousands of sandhill cranes and snow geese migrate through here in late fall and winter. Hawks and eagles also are plentiful. Several short hikes for wildlife viewing.
Cautions Bring binoculars.
Trailhead Directions Take I-25 to Socorro. From Socorro, drive eight miles south on I-25 to exit 139, continue east one-fourth mile on US 380 to the flashing signal at San Antonio, turn right onto Old Highway 1, continue south nine miles to the Visitor Center.
Actual Hike The hike is really three hikes: the River Trail (2 mi.), the Rio Viego Trail (2 mi.), and the Marsh Overlook Trail (1.5 mi.), done as part of the loop tour of the Bosque del Apache. See the Friends of the Bosque del Apache website.
Comments The Bosque del Apache is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. There's a $5 fee per passenger vehicle. Bring along your Golden Age Passport, just in case there's a discount when you go.
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Visitor Center: N33 48.275, W106 53.490
GPS Files Click link to download file.
GPX:Waypoints, 21Nov16, Garmin, Marilyn Warrant
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|Text Author||Judie Schwartz|
|Maintainer||Unassigned (contact Administrator)|