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Sierra Grande Lodge outdoor bath

Summer Soaking in Truth or Consequences

When the thermometer reaches 90+ one might think twice about immersing in a hot springs bath, but there are ways to keep from overheating.

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a couples trip to Truth or Consequences & Sierra County New Mexico

A Couple’s Long Weekend in Sierra County

Looking to get away for a long weekend with your love? A future visitor has put together a 4-day itinerary for your consideration.

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Sierra County Restaurants – Open to Serve Diners on June 1

Information on Sierra County restaurant operations and closures during the coronovirus pandemic. Restaurants are able to reopen at 50% capacity as of June 1, 2020.

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Annual Gathering of Quilts and Sierra County Wood Carvers

Scenes from past years’ Annual Gathering of Quilts at Ralph Edwards Auditorium and the Wood Carvers Display right next door:

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Lee Belle Johnson Building

Downtown Visitor Centers – Spaceport America & Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway

Downtown Truth or Consequences has two new Visitor Centers located in the heart of the hot springs district. The Spaceport America Visitor Center and the Geronimo Trail VIsitor Center opened to the public on June 26.

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Lee Belle Johnson Center

Spaceport America Visitor Center in the Historic LBJ

The City of Truth or Consequences, with enthusiastic support from the New Mexico Historic Preservation Office, is currently overseeing revisions to the Lee Belle Johnson Center, which is set to open in late June as an interim Spaceport America Visitor Center.

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BMX rider flying high

Topless Pool & New BMX Bike Track in T or C

The City Pool uncovers in the hot springs district while a BMX bike track debuts on south Broadway.

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soaking in the hot springs of Truth or Consequences NM

Truth or Consequences: New Mexico True

A new commercial for Truth or Consequences, its downtown, and ten wonderful hot spring spas.

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Geronimo Springs Museum entrance Truth or Consequences New Mexico

Museums & Organizations Preserve the History of Sierra County New Mexico

Two historical societies, some fabulous museums (Geronimo! Pioneer Store!) and the Kingston Spit and Whittle Club keep history alive in Sierra County.

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Sierra Grande Lodge

Truth or Consequences Hot Springs News: Sprucing Up, Adding On, Branching Out

Hot news in the old hot springs district!

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New Mexico True TV in T or C

New Mexico True TV Visits T-or-C and Chloride

Truth or Consequences New Mexico and the nearby historic mining town of Chloride receive the New Mexico True Television treatment.

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Dr. Love's Hot Springs Wellness Clinic

Mineral-Rich Geothermal Waters Beget a Long History of Healers in Truth or Consequences @Hot Springs New Mexico

On Truth or Consequences’ hot springs, holistic healing, and how those two things have complemented one another for…ever.

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21 mineral baths

21 Days – A Hot Springs Experiment (Afterward)

Having knocked out 21 consecutive soaks, Ruanna Waldrum assesses the results.

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Vince Gilligan

Breaking Bad Creator Vince Gilligan on Soaking in T or C’s Hot Springs

According to Vince, “It’s a charming little town where you go to take the waters.”

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Public Baths at Riverbend Hot Springs

21 Days – Riverbend Hot Springs, Soak #21

Winding up the “21 day soaking regimen” at Riverbend Hot Springs’ public pools – 5 temperatures to choose from with gorgeous river views, not bad!

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21 mineral baths

21 Days – Charles Motel & Spa, Soak #20

Learning the hard way that soaking should never be though of as an endurance contest.

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La Paloma private bath

21 Days – La Paloma Hot Springs, Soak #19

Pre-Fiesta escape to peace and quiet at La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa.

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21 Days – Sierra Grande Lodge, Soak #18

Sierra Grande Lodge’s Spirit Bath is big, beautiful, and is filled by a mineral waterfall. Also – jets!

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Hot H20

21 Days – Hay-Yo-Kay Hot Springs, Soak #17

Visit to the indoor baths at Hay-Yo-Kay – and yes, you WILL sleep better after bathing in the hot springs of Truth or Consequences!

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Charles Motel & Spa

21 Days – Charles Spa, Soak #16

Schedule time before or after your bath at the Charles Motel & Spa to check out the gift shop.

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21 Days – Pelican Spa, Soak #15

The bad news: Pelican Spa’s baths are for Lodging Guests only. The good news – Pelican Spa has more than 25 lodging rooms!

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21 Days – Blackstone Hotsprings Wet Room, Soak #14

A trip to Blackstone’s extremely popular Wet Room – mineral bath + steam room!

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Rio Pool at Riverbend

21 Days – Riverbend Hot Springs, Lucky Soak #13

The Rio bath, one of Riverbend Hot Springs’ beautiful private pools (with a view of the Rio Grande!).

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Fire Water Lodge

21 Days – Fire Water Lodge, Soak #12

Sunny, warm and breezy: a perfect day to try out Fire Water Lodge’s outdoor bath.

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Artesian Mineral Baths

21 Days – Artesian Mineral Baths, Soak #11

Soaking it up at the uber-authentic Artesian Mineral Baths.

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Indian Springs, Truth or Consequences NM

21 Days – Indian Springs, Soak #10

Indian Springs’ large bath provides much-needed recovery from terrorists. #dramaqueen

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lobby of the Charles Motel & Hot Springs, Truth or Consequences

21 Days – Charles Motel & Spa, Soak #9

A mini vacation on the roof of the Charles Motel & Spa.

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Hay-Yo-Kay sign

21 Days – Hay-Yo-Kay Hot Springs, Soak #8

The Long House at Hay-Yo-Kay, plus a lot of information about Truth or Consequences hot springs, not to be confused with mineral baths.

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21 Days – Blackstone Hotsprings, Soak #7

Blackstone HIstoric baths – best kept secret of the budget-friendly half-hour soak in T or C?

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La Paloma - by Mickey Losey

21 Days – La Paloma Hot Springs, Soak #6

Hanging out (literally) in one of La Paloma Hot Springs’ private artesian baths.

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Sierra Grande Lodge, Truth or Consequences

21 Days – Sierra Grande Lodge, Soak #5

A luxurious soak in the beautiful Mineral Bath at the Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa.

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Indian Springs - hot mineral baths in Truth or Consequences NM

21 Days – Indian Springs, Soak #4

Day 4 takes me to Indian Springs small bath – a first for me! It’s a perfect soaker for a party of one.

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bath at Fire Water Lodge

21 Days – Fire Water Lodge, Soak #3

Fire Water’s baths are normally for Fire Water Lodgers only, but I’m given a free pass as part of the “21 soaks” project.

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Charles Motel & Spa

21 Days – Charles Motel & Spa, Soak #2

The Charles was built in the 1930s and while it has been updated, the pink-tiled baths in the ladies’ hot spring bathing area retain their historic feel.

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Blackstone Spa

21 Days – Blackstone Hotsprings Historic Bath, Soak #1

Day One of the 21 day soaking adventure begins at Blackstone Hotsprings’ Historic Bath #2.

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hot springs new mexico

21 Days: Exploring the Health Benefits of T or C’s Geothermal Baths, One Hot Springs Spa at a Time

The website for one of our local hot spring spas says this: “Local legend has it that taking the waters 3 times a day for 21 days in a row will cure anything that ails you.” That’s a cool legend, right? But…is it true?

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Las Palomas Plaza - public Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences NM

BANA – Recognizing Hot Springs Health Benefits

BANA’s mission is to support the research, information exchange, and education of the health benefits of natural mineral waters.

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Turtleback Mountain overlooks Truth or Consequences New Mexico

“Can You See It?” Turtleback Mountain, Elephant Butte, and the Sleeping Indian

Check out these cool formations in the local landscape: Turtle Mountain, Elephant Butte, and the Sleeping Indian.

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Hot Springs New Mexico

Truth or Consequences – What’s With That Crazy Name?

Truth or Consequences, the town named after a game show, was called Hot Springs until 1950. Piping hot mineral water is still available at 10 downtown spas.

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vintage brochure on Hot Springs New Mexico

Vintage Brochure – Hot Springs New Mexico, City of Health

Excerpt from the narrative: “The early Spanish settlers built a stockade here and called this place ‘Los Ojos Calientes de Las Palomas (Hot springs of the Doves).”

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Sierra County Recreation and Tourism
301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences NM
Director@SierraCountyNewMexico.info
575-894-1968

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