Maps & Resources

Online Resources

  • The Socorro Fat Tire Trail Guide: This resource is getting out of date, but is still very useful. We are slowly moving over content/rides to, but expect this to remain as a resource. 
  • MTB Project: We are slowly moving the trail guide over to MTB Project. We've emphasized rides that are either very popular or not featured on the old Fat Tire guide so far. 
  • Strava: Want to compare your lap times to other locals? Give strava a go. However, don't be a strava$$hole! Respect other trail users - no one else cares about your personal record.

Offline Resources

  • Robyn Harrison recently self-published a book of hikes and bike rides in the area. The book is available from the Socorro visitor center, the chamber of commerce, and a few other vendors on the plaza.
  • You can still occasionally find printed copies of The Socorro Country Fat Tire Trail Book, published in 1993.
  • The US Forest Service publish a trail map for the Magdalena Ranger District. It's quite good, but can only be purchased at the Magdalena Ranger Station during business hours.
  • The Bureau of Land Management office in Socorro sell a series of maps. Most useful is the Vehicle Use and Recreation Guide.  
  • The Bureau of Geology on NMT campus has an excellent map collection for sale, including 1:24000 USGS Quadrangles of the entire state. 


  1. Do you know who drew the maps for the Socorro Fat Tire Trail Guide? I'm looking for someone to draw maps for a hiking guide I've written for the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument. I like the look, and getting someone with previous experience would be great.

  2. Hi Devon,

    The person who did those illustrations is Paul Harden. Paul recently retired so I don't have current contact information for him, but I'll try to get a number or e-mail address.


  3. Thanks, that would be greatly appreciated. Devon

  4. Hi Devon - scrambling this a bit to avoid spam, but paul's e-mail domain is, account is na5n (He's a HAM).

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