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view of Turtle Mountain from Sierra del Rio Golf Course in Elephant Butte

Sierra del Rio Golf Course

18 holes, putting green, pitching green, driving range, pro shop.

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Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course

Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course

9 holes, driving range, putting green, instruction, carts and club rentals.

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T or C City Pool

Truth or Consequences City Pool

Located in Truth or Consequences’ hot springs district, the City Pool is open year-round for swim team practice, laps, water aerobics, therapeutic, and open swims.

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bronc riding at the Sierra County Rodeo

Southern New Mexico “Old West” Trail

Visit the old west and learn about our rich history.

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the spaceport america runway near Truth or Consequences NM

Southern New Mexico Space Trail

New Mexico has long been a leader in the Aerospace and Technology industries.

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birding map for Sierra County and Socorro County

Southern New Mexico’s Best Birding Sites

Four different biolife zones and amazing birding opportunities await you in Socorro and Sierra Counties.

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San Miguel mission, Socorro New Mexico

A Five-Day Journey Through Sierra & Socorro County

This video from 2007 highlights the assets of Sierra and Socorro County, covering birding sites, technology, museums and history.

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night skies are huge in Sierra County New Mexico

Stargazing / Night Sky Viewing

Wide open spaces are everywhere you look, and allow superb viewing of stars and constellations, and space-related events – such as the International Space Station passing by.

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Rockhounding New Mexico – Sierra County’s Rocks, Minerals & Gems

Rock hunters love New Mexico, and Sierra County is a great example of the reason why. Ancient sea beds erode and reveal fossilized marine life; in some spots, one literally trips over the remains. Green fluorite is common here, as are many varieties of quartz. Banded agate, a mineral named for its unusual, undulating stripes, […]

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bowling at Bedroxx in Truth or Consequences NM

Bedroxx Bowling & Family Fun Center

Lanes, video games, pool tables, and a restaurant. League play and tournaments are seasonal; call 575-894-PINS for more info. Now open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday.

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Sierra County Road Trips, Tours, and Itineraries

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Tennis Courts

Truth or Consequences Gene Speer Tennis Complex 1 block west of Date Street between Third & Fourth Streets (east of the T or C Library) Hillsboro A single court is located next to the Hillsboro Community Center on Elenore Street. Hillsboro’s Tennis Club uses the court on Wednesday and Sunday mornings, otherwise it’s first-come first-serve (pun […]

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Horseback & Trail Riding

Sierra County is by and large a ranching community. For many locals, caring for livestock is a regular part of life, and in season, weekends are devoted to rodeos, roping competitions and gymkhanas (a.k.a. omoksees, a.k.a. rodeos for kids). Private lessons for beginners, Dressage classes, and boarding are offered at Enchanted Horse Dressage. Enchanted Horse […]

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road biking near Elephant Butte Dam

Mountain and Road Biking in Sierra County

Roads and trails are ridable year-round in Sierra County. Mountain bikers can try their luck just about anywhere there’s open terrain, as long as it’s not designated Wilderness Area. Popular routes for road cyclists include a loop through Elephant Butte and rides to Engle (approx. 35 miles) and Cuchillo. Routes from Hillsboro (on the edge of the Black Range) include the […]

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Hikes and Hiking Trails in Sierra County

Elephant Butte State Park’s hiking trails and paths, including Luchini Trail, the Dirt Dam, and the 12-mile-long West Lakeshore Trail, are a great introduction to wild New Mexico — from paved road to primitive paths, folks of every capability can get out and enjoy the terrain. Paseo del Rio / Fish Hatchery Park campground, located […]

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Camping at Sierra County’s Lakes, State Parks, and Wilderness Areas

Sierra County is home to three great state parks! The largest of the three is Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 5 miles north of Truth or Consequences. Caballo Lake State Park is 20-25 miles south of TorC / Elephant Butte. South of Caballo another 10 miles is Percha Dam State Park, one of Sierra County’s […]

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boating on Elephant Butte Lake

Water Sports – Boating, Boarding, Tubing, Kayaking

A variety of water sports can be enjoyed in Sierra County. The Rio Grande bisects the county, feeding our two lakes, Elephant Butte and Caballo.

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prime birding at Caballo Lake State Park

Birding in Sierra County

Sierra County is one of the finest birding regions in the nation in terms of habitat diversity and potential for rarities.   The riparian habitat along the Rio Grande and its associated lakes is a paradise of egrets, herons, pelicans, grebes, and unusual avian sightings, and all three of Sierra County’s state parks (Percha Dam, Caballo and Elephant Butte) were recently designated […]

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Fishing Guides, Hunting Guides, Outfitters

Note: The list that follows may not be complete. For more information on local Fishing Guides, Hunting Guides, and Outfitters, see the websites of our two local Chambers of Commerce: Elephant Butte and T or C / Sierra County. Fishing Guides Land of Enchantment Fishing Adventures 575-740-4710 Matt’s Guide Service 575-772-5927 Muddy River Catfishing Rio Grande Guide Service […]

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fishing at Elephant Butte Lake

A Fisherman’s Paradise

Anglers will find numerous opportunities for fishing at Elephant Butte Lake, Caballo Lake, Percha Dam, and the Rio Grande.

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