Need to Know
Trail markers are sparse and navigation can be difficult without a map. Recommend following the track provided by downloading the GPS track or using the Trail Run Project mobile app
Restoration projects along the route (e.g. invasive salt cedar removal) often involve temporary fencing that may cross the trail. If you see temporary fencing posts watch for single wire fencing across the trail!
The "Jetty Jacks" (steel erosion control structures) that follow the river valley create small hazards in the southern section of the trail. Watch for angle iron protruding at the edge of the track.
The Socorro Valley Bosque Trail extends from the Otero River Park in Socorro, NM to the BLM Socorro Nature Area in Lemitar, NM. It connects the riverine parks throughout the Bosque with a series of singletrack trails and two-track connectors.
The trail is mostly flat and winds through and under the old cottonwood trees along the river. Out-and-back spurs provide access to the river and scenic views. The southern segment of the trail, from Socorro to the Confluence River Park is primarily singletrack, while the northern section is primarily doubletrack. The trail provides many opportunities to see wildlife such as mule deer, cranes, geese, and other migratory birds that vary by the season.
The Socorro Valley Bosque Trail is part of the planned Rio Grande Trail, is located on a combination of BLM and Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District lands, and is maintained by the Save Our Bosque Taskforce.
Shared By: Rob Selina