Directions to Magdalena Ridge
Follow California St. (Socorro's main north-south street), to the south. Go West on Spring St., also known as Highway 60-West. At the 4-way stop (1/2 mile), go left, following the sign to Magdalena. Follow Highway 60-West, 15 miles (approx. mile mark 125) to Water Canyon Rd. Go left on Water Canyon Road (signage indicates Water Canyon Campground 4.5 miles). At the end of the paved road (4.5 miles), turn left into Water Canyon Campground. Follow the unpaved forest road for 8 miles to the site at the gate. Note that there will be a guard at the bottom of the campground.