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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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tent camping at Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Beach Camping is Back

Reservations for camping on the beach are available at all of Sierra County’s State Parks.

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Polar Bear Plunge Party, Damsite Marina, Elephant Butte

Things Are Were (Will Be?) Looking Up!

March in Sierra County New Mexico: Spaceport Tours reopen, State Parks are open to all, a couple of events and planned, and we are cautiously optimistic!

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hiking path at Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico

Hiking at Elephant Butte’s West Lakeshore Trail

West Lakeshore Trail, 5 miles from Truth or Consequences, hugs the western shoreline of Elephant Butte Lake, spanning a 12-mile stretch of scenic desert landscape.

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Stegomastodon Fossil: A Major Discovery at Elephant Butte Lake

Whether you’re highly adventurous or a newbie, chances are good you’ve done it at Elephant Butte Lake State Park – by “it” we mean you’ve gotten your vehicle stuck in the sand and had to dig yourself out, or get someone to help you dig out. It’s almost a rite of passage for newcomers to […]

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stuck in sand at Elephant Butte Lake

Stuck In the Sand at Elephant Butte Lake – What To Do?

So many of us have been there. At the lake, where there’s all that lovely sandy beach. And you can drive on it! Or can you? Truth is, it is all too easy to get your vehicle stuck.

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First Day Hike on Elephant Butte Dam - January 1, 2014

First Day Hike at Luchini Trail and Elephant Butte Dam

New Years Day hikes at Elephant Butte Lake – one at Luchini Nature Trail, the other on the historic Elephant Butte Dam which has been closed to traffic since September 11, 2001.

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video: Elephant Butte Water Activities

Lots to Do at Elephant Butte Lake

Boat, float, swim, splash, fish, sunbathe, build a sand castle, relax.

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water skiing on Caballo Lake, 2013

Water Skiing on Caballo Lake June 2013

Times are you can, other times are you can’t. Either way Caballo Lake provides a nice contrast to its bigger more popular counterpart up-river.

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green chile cheeseburger from the Elephant Butte Hamburger boat

Burgers-N-Buns: Elephant Butte Lake’s Hamburger Boat

It’s true. There really is a restaurant floating around out on the lake during summer months.

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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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