VIDEOS
All trails in Socorro County New Mexico unless otherwise indicated
Most videos with a GoPro Hero 8 black
SAN LORENZO CANYON
5:52 min. 194 MB 1080p HD  AUG 2022
A scenic drive through San Lorenzo canyon.
An easy off-road drive, popular for narrow
canyon and unique rock formations.
CHAVEZ CANYON
5:02 min. video 134MB 720p  OCT 2022
A little known deep-walled canyon leading
to the old Chavez ranch in the Lemitar
mountains.
RESERVOIR ROAD
5:22 min. 92MB 720p   OCT 2022
A nice drive through a working ranch and up
the mountain to near an old abandoned
reservoir. Great views of the Rio Grande
valley.
FALL RIVER COLORS (and Full Moon)
5:20 min. 137MB 720p  NOV 2022
A drive through the bosque (the thicket of
trees along the Rio Grande) to enjoy the fall
colors and the rising full moon.
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JOHNSON HILL & OLD
OCEAN-TO-OCEAN HIGHWAY
5:25 min. 187MB 1080p  DEC 2022
A drive down the Johnson Hill road -- the
historic original route of the 1911
Ocean-to-Ocean highway (now US-60) and
a visit to a couple old abandoned ranches.
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GHOST RANCHES:
OJO DE LA PARIDA RANCH
5:15 min. 144MB 1080p   8DEC 2022
A drive east of the Rio Grande, exploring
some local history. This is a drive to the abandoned Ojo de la Parida ranch, and
another nearby "ghost ranch." 
WINTER IN THE DESERT
 
5:15 min. 173MB 1080p MAR 2023
A late winter drive through a couple of
canyons, desert roads and along the Rio
Grande showing the bleak desert after a
dry winter.
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BARITE MINE & BOSQUE FIRE
 
5:40 min. 153MB 1280x720p  APR 2023
A nice off-road drive east of the Rio Grande
to the Barite mines, fun to poke around and
explore, and our return through a sudden
bosque fire along the Bosquecito Road.
EL CAMINO REAL UP PARIDA HILL
 
5:06 min. 135 MB 1280x720p  MAY 2023
An easy drive along roads following the
original route of El Camino Real in the
Parida Canyon and Parida Hill area, and a
small pueblo atop the hill.
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PUERTOCITO ARROYO
 
5:18 min. 179MB 1280x720p  JUN 2023
Heavy winter snows ended our extreme drought.  A nice bosque drive to check out the river levels in the Rio Grande.
Some off-road "trail ride" adventures
in my CanAm 1000 DPS Maverick Trail
 
Group of off-road enthusiasts in
Socorro County, New Mexico
supporting the local Historical
Society with local cultural
research and documentation.
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SPRING IN THE BOSQUE
 
5:24 min. 111MB 1280x720p  MAY 2023
A seldom traveled trail of old ranch roads
and along the Puertocito arroyo and
canyon in the Lemitar mountains near Socorro.
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5:26 min. 146MB 1280x720p  AUG 2023
A remote desert spring and pond off the Quebradas Road.  Also known as Bursum Springs.  Interesting desert feature with rock formations.
OJO DE AMADO
 
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5:34 min. 179MB 1280x720p  AUG 2023
Arroyos (dry river beds) make for nice trails.  This drive is down the Los Pinos Arroyo to the Rio Grande.
LOS PINOS ARROYO
 
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5:47 min. 198MB 1280x720p  AUG 2023
Another hidden gem in the Lemitar mountains, this old wagon trail to Magdalena has it all from rocky arroyos, squeeze canyons to some rock climbs.
CORKSCREW CANYON
 
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5:23 min. 191MB 1280x720p  AUG 2023
A nice drive down a narrow arroyo and canyon in the Lemitar mountains to the old abandoned Padilla ranch.
EXPLORING GHOST RANCHES:
THE PADILLA RANCH RUINS
 
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5:20 min. 148MB 1280x720p  SEP 2023
Little "Goat Canyon" is just a nice easy scenic trail along an arroyo canyon with steep canyon walls and rock formations.
CANYONCITO DE CABRAS
 
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THE CHANGING RIO GRANDE
 
5:26 min. 182MB 1280x720p  OCT 2023
Have you ever seen a river run dry?Video of the high spring run-off in the river Spring 2023, compared to
Autumn 2023 when the river ran dry.
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