Favorite thing: Well by clicking on this map it gets big enough to at least read some place names. The different colors on the map represent different ownership. Green for national forest, blue for state land, Gold is federal, and white is private. Most of NM is public land either federal or state owned.
Just south of Socorro at exit 139 on I-25 is the turn off to Bosque Del Apache and San Antonio. San Antonio is famous for the Owl Café---Which is famous for greasy hamburgers. I do not recommend them, but all the nostalgia freaks seem to choke them down and claim they are good. Skip the owl and drive to Socorro for Lota Burger is my advice. Bosque Del Apache is famous for the migratory birds that stop there.
Socorro and its environs is a true 'off the beaten path' area of New Mexico worth a visit.
GO TO THE RADIOTELESCOPES!! You can't miss them!
VE A LOS RADIOTELESCOPIOS!! No te los puedes perder!
Fondest memory: 'Contact' is a movie with Jodie Foster and James Woods which was filmed here. If you have seen it, you know what this things can do.
'Contacto' es una película con Jodie Foster y James Woods que fue filmada aquí. Si la has visto, sabes lo que estas cosas pueden hacer.