Pucker Falls

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Escondida, New Mexico (Socorro County)
Last Updated: 01/25/2022

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Wheeling in the arroyos of the Quebradas near Socorro, New Mexico is as interesting as it is scenic, and it's always different. With powerful flash floods, each rain reconfigures these arid waterways, such that millions of years of geological history lay exposed all around. Just off of the Quebradas Back Country Byway, the trail known as Pucker Falls runs through the lower Amado Canyon, offering a great assortment of challenges and optional lines to try as it traverses sand, boulders, pilings of sedimentary rock, and intimidating vertical rock escarpments. Though rated as a 10 (extreme), the first 2/3 of the trail can be completed in a lightly modified 4x4. The rock hounds in your group will be enthralled by the many geological features of this area, and marine fossils abound for those with an eye for spotting them. Maybe best of all, this trail has enough variety that even the most hardcore rock crawlers in your squad will not be bored!
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