Sierra County Towns

an old adobe building in Arrey


Arrey is located 22 miles south of Truth or Consequences, a mile or two off Interstate 25. It was founded as “Bonito” in 1890.

caballo lake boating excursion


A sleepy lake town with a convenience store / bait shop, RV parks, and the beautiful lake and mountains that give Caballo Lake State Park its name.

Pioneer store museum exterior, Chloride New Mexico.


Chloride was once a bustling mining town with a variety of businesses. Today it is home to the Pioneer Store Museum, a gift shop, and an RV Park.

City of elephant butt welcome sign - let the fun begin!

City of Elephant Butte

A community centered around the largest body of water in the state. with restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, RV parks, and more.

catholic church in cuchillo new mexico


Cuchillo, located on Highway 52 northwest of T or C and Elephant Butte, has a long history.

buildings in Engle New Mexico


Engle was founded in 1879 as a station on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and became a thriving cattle and shipping town.

hillsboro coyote fence and cottonwoods


Hillsboro was founded in 1877 when gold was discovered nearby. Today, it is a charming village with shops and studios.

black range lodge kingston new mexico


1890s Kingston New Mexico was the epitome of the “Wild West.” Remnants of its glory days can be found at the Black Range Lodge.

lake valley school moon and outcropping

Lake Valley

Lake Valley settled at its present site when the Bridal Chamber mine was discovered. Its schoolhouse and other buildings still stand, and are open to the public Thursday through Monday.

approaching monticello and placita


Monticello was founded by ranchers and farmers in 1856 as Cañada Alamosa (Cottonwood Canyon). It was renamed in 1881 by its first postmaster, Aristide Bourguet.

las placitas new mexico


Placita New Mexico, located just southeast of Monticello, was founded by the Sedillo family in the 1840s.

downtowntruthorconsequences with happy clouds

Truth or Consequences

The town named after a game show called itself “Hot Springs” until 1950. Today it is a colorful resort town.

Coming into Williamsburg New Mexico from the I25 exit.


Williamsburg New Mexico welcomes travelers off I-25 via exit 75 with a motel, fuel stations, and more.

winston home with victorian accents


Winston New Mexico (first called Fairview) was settled in 1881 by miners who found nearby Chloride “too rowdy.” It flourished until the silver panic; today only a few families remain.