Outdoor Activities

chihuahua raven


Located along a major migration path, Sierra County offers some of the best birding in the nation.

boating and swimming at elephant butte lake

Boating, Kayaking, Floating, Tubing

Two lakes and a river make for an abundance of water recreation, from tubing to boating.

caballo lake state park campground


Enjoy our mild winter weather, open spaces, eye-popping scenery, and all kinds of camping options.

disc golf truth or consequences municipal

Disc Golf

Two 18-hole disc golf courses — Kit Fox (red baskets) and Gila Monster (yellow baskets) — are ready for play at T or C Municipal …

shore fishing at elephant butte lake


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

golfers at sierra del rio in elephant butte

Golf Year Round

Sierra County’s mild desert climate makes it possible to golf all year long at either of our two golf courses.

walking trail at Fish Hatchery Park

Hikes and Walking Trails

There are miles of hiking trails in Sierra County — you can hit the trail in and around Truth or Consequences, at Elephant Butte Lake, in the Gila Wilderness, and in the desert.

road biking in the gila

Mountain and Road Biking

Roads and trails are ridable year-round, dependent on occasional inclement weather or roadwork.

atv off roading trails sierra county


4×4 / 4WD Sierra County is an off-roading dream. Miles of desert and mountain trails are open to exploration. Please mind the no trespassing …

pickleball at gene speer tennis courts in truth or consequences

Raquet Sports: Tennis & Pickleball

Join the group or learn how to play Pickleball at the Gene Speers Tennis courts in T or C.

R ock climbers at the bat cave in sierra county new mexico.

Rock Climbing

Sierra County is home to a few rock climbing crags, all within an hour of Truth or Consequences. The climbing is great and the landscape is truly magnificent.

rockhounding excursion in the caballos

Rockhounding / Mineral & Gem Hunting

Sierra County is an amazing place to look for rocks. A Rock & Gem Show is held annually.

sierra county starry night sky

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.

caballo lake state park campground

State Parks

Sierra County is home to three great state parks! Each offers a different vibe and varying amenities.

hiking on the armendaris ranch

Tours, Guides, Road Trips, Immersive Experiences

How much time do you have? Short tours and days-long immersive experiences are available here.

road winding through the gila wilderness

Wilderness Areas

Two of the finest wilderness areas in New Mexico overlap on the west side of Sierra County.