Socorro Historical District Scenic Byway


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationNM
  • Length2.98 miles
Statewide Byway Partners
New Mexico Department of Transportation
New Mexico Tourism Department
Socorro Historical District Scenic Byway


Socorro’s architecture and Historical District unveils the history of the community beginning with the San Miguel Mission and the community’s progression from a quiet colonial town, to a wild mining town, to the modern town it is today. The Socorro Wheel of History is a bronze sculpture that tells the 400-year history of the Piro Indian pueblos, Spanish Colonial settlement, mining boomtown, and the present center science and technology.

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