Squeeze Canyon

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Escondida, New Mexico (Socorro County)
Last Updated: 11/16/2021

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The scenic high mountain desert area near Socorro, NM that is the Quebradas encompasses the 600-acre Gordy's Hill OHV Area, home to dozens of 4WD trails as well as singletrack, hiking, and ATV trails. The area is adjacent to two wilderness study areas and there are two nearby wildlife refuges - the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge to the south and the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge to the north. Also found here is a trail known as Squeeze Canyon, the apex of which is a 100-foot gauntlet between two rock walls, littered with large rocks, that is only slightly wider than a vehicle. Squeeze Canyon is known for the challenge it offers offroad enthusiasts looking to test their skills, their nerve, and their willingness to accept possible vehicle damage. This trail is a delight for drivers who like technically difficult four-wheeling that is still short of extreme. Winding up this narrow, rocky ravine will demand all of a driver's attention, so it may be difficult to take in all of the natural beauty surrounding the trail. Nonetheless, it's worth a try, as millions of years of exposed geological features accent the landscape and despite being in the desert, the flora is magnificent year-round.
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