San Lorenzo Canyon

EASY 11 reviews

San Lorenzo Canyon is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Socorro, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

1.5 miles 456 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly




nature trips

rock climbing


horseback riding



wild flowers


washed out

Wonderful Canyon area with some cold springs and wonderful geology. Sandy and gravel for the most part and some rocky areas depending on where you go.

27 days ago

I brought my family to hike this trail today. The road leading up to where I think the trail is located is very primitive, and there is no signage indicating where the trail begins. The area is beautiful but I do not think it is ready for public use due to the lack of signage and any visible trail maintenance.

I note that a BLM official has contributed to the posts on this trail and I would suggest to him or her that signage be installed so that trails can be identified and that the trails themselves be marked and maintained somewhat so that way they can be followed and hikers do not get lost.

1 month ago

This is an incredible canyon system. I've been several times and I never recognize the trail but I follow the arroyos and make my own path. The canyons are steep and beautiful, the landscape is varied, and there are even a few caves. I highly recommend this area.

1 month ago

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) co-manages the canyon and it is NOT CLOSED. Please remove this statement from your page. The access is limited on the north side of the canyon and we are working together on boundaries. I work for BLM and authorize this message

2 months ago

drove all the way from Rio Rancho, it's closed! BY

5 months ago

Very isolated. Amazing views and both the sunset and sunrise are breathtaking. The main road is really sandy and is mostly a river washout. The wildlife at dusk is majestic. Many nooks and shoot offs to explore. I don't think you can do this all in just one hike. Great camping as well.

Mostly free roam, you can hike the canyon or climb to the top and wander around

9 months ago

Beautiful hike and there's no one on the trails so it was very peaceful.

2 years ago

Very nice hike especially if you like slot canyons. It's not the best slot canyon, but it is worth a visit. The most challenging thing is finding the trailhead...otherwise this is a rather flat trek.

3 years ago

As you drive from the black top onto the dirt road (2.5 miles from black top) is well maintained. You will see a sign on your right side onto a sandy dirt road. This is an dry river bottom. stay on main tracks!! there many side tracks that you can get stuck. From the sign the entrance to the canyon is about 3 miles. some areas within the canyon is deep sand. There are number of side canyon off the main canyon to hike into. The first side canyon as you enter the main canyon is on your left is well worth seeing.
Be aware of flash flooding during rainy season in the canyon and the river bottom can become dangerous

5 years ago

This is a great place to hike. The main canyon is easily accessed by just about everyone with more challenging side canyons and areas. There is more to this canyon than most realize. Lots of cool cliffs to view. Nice place to camp too but please be responsible.

5 years ago

Neat canyon with cool formations. Can hike in and on top of the canyons. Easy rock climbing with good views of the valley.