Thank you for selecting
New Mexico Tech (NMT) for your training and for your dedicated service
to your community and to our country.
You will be receiving excellent First Responder training at NMT, and we
want to ensure that your visit to our community is also first rate. The
Socorro area has over 30 restaurants, including local New Mexican
cuisine, gourmet hamburgers, wood-fired oven pizzas, and many national
fast food restaurants. Many of our restaurants and bars also serve a
wide selection of wines, beers, and other alcoholic beverages. For your
safety, please use a designated driver.
The NMT University has a championship 18-hole golf course. Afternoon
rates are as low as $15 for 9 holes, including a cart. Bring your
personal clubs or rent clubs for only $5.
The internationally renowned Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
is only 20 miles from Socorro. Visitors from all over the world visit
the Refuge, especially during the fall and winter months, to see tens of
thousands of Sandhill Cranes, geese, and ducks. Bring your binoculars
and cameras to observe over 300 western bird species.
The Socorro area also has public lands that are open to hike and bike.
There are millions of acres of US Forest Service and Bureau of Land
Management lands available for you to explore on foot, so consider
bringing your hiking boots.
The Very Large Array (VLA), one of the world's premier astronomical
radio observatories, consists of 27 radio antennas in a Y-shaped
configuration on the Plains of San Agustin, fifty miles west of Socorro.
The VLA hosts guided tours on the first Saturday of every month. Call
575-835-7243 for more information.
Socorro has many social and entertainment events throughout the year.
Please check the calendar of events on the City of Socorro website at
www.socorronm.gov. You can also
www.socorrolive.com to learn
about events occurring during your visit.
We want to help in any way we can to make your training visit more
enjoyable. If you’d like to have information about our community, a City
of Socorro road map, a Discover Socorro Visitor booklet, or a Socorro
calendar of events mailed to you, please contact
the Socorro County Chamber of Commerce at 575-835-0424.