Sierra County New Mexico

Visit Our Oasis in the Desert
Enjoy year-round recreation

State parks, wilderness areas, hiking trails, and the high desert await. “Eco”tours are available to vast ranches with natural wonders and wildlife like bison, falcons, oryx, and bats.

Soak in the hot springs or play a round of golf in the New Mexico sunshine in winter.

In summer, take to the lakes — we have two! — or higher elevations.

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County Seat: Truth or Consequences

The town named after a game show is home to ten hot spring spas. T or C’s commercial district is a great place to walk, gawk, shop, eat, and chill.

T or C quick links:

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Elephant Butte Lake

The largest lake in the state has miles of beach, marinas, boat rentals, open water, and quiet coves — all made possible by the dam that was completed in 1916. Come here to swim, jet-ski, fish, hike and camp.

Elephant Butte quick links:

Plan Your Trip



RV Parks / Camping

Pet Friendly Places

Three State Parks

T or C Hot Springs

Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Art & Architecture

Coffee Spots

Historic Towns

Massage, Spa, Pampering


Meeting & Wedding Planner

Upcoming Events

Second Saturday Art Hop

Downtown T or C
Truth or Consequences

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta

Elephant Butte Lake State Park
Elephant Butte


Black Range Lodge

Sierra County Fair

Sierra County Fairgrounds
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There’s also…

Elephant Butte

The largest lake in New Mexico

Miles of beach, marinas, boat rentals, open water, and quiet coves, all made possible by the dam that was completed in 1916.

Spaceport America

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The Home of Spaceport America

Tenants have included Virgin Galactic, UPAerospace, SpaceX, Spinlaunch, and Google. Tours from T or C are available most Saturdays. Reservations required.

Miles and Miles of Wilderness

The world’s first designated wilderness and the largest in New Mexico, the Gila offers mountain trails, camp sites, and natural serenity.

Miles and Miles of Wilderness

State parks, hiking trails, and the high desert all await. You can even “eco”tour one of Ted Turner’s vast ranches, where you might see bison, falcons, oryx, or thousands of Mexican free-tail bats.

If you prefer to have pavement underfoot, check out the county’s many unique shops, galleries and studios. Explore museums and historic towns. Sample some of our locally made beer and wine, or pamper your body with a massage and a hot spring soak.

and Many More Attractions!

Historic Towns

Coffee Spots & Bakeries

Scenic Byways

T or C Art Hop

Caballo Lake State Park


Spaceport America


Ecotours by Ted Turner Reserves

Boating, Kayaking, Floating, Tubing

T or C Hot Springs

Truth or Consequences

How do I get there?”

  • I-25 exits 75, 79 & 83
  • 2 hours south of Albuquerque
  • 2 hours north of El Paso
  • 70 miles north of Las Cruces & Interstate 10
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