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Chile Challenge 4x4 Trail Event, Caballo New Mexico

Chile Challenge 4-Wheel Drive Trail Event

Open to 4WD vehicle operators of any experience level, offering an opportunity to  drive trails in a supervised, nationally recognized, 4-wheeling event.

Tony’s Mexican Restaurant in Truth or Consequences New Mexico.

Tony’s Restaurant

Delicious, authentic Mexican dishes plus menudo, taquitos, hamburgers, and more. Tasty chips & salsa.

Geronimo Springs Museum cabin

Geronimo Springs Museum

The Geronimo Springs Museum constructs a comprehensive history of the county and its inhabitants.

display case, Pioneer Store Museum

Pioneer Store Museum, Chloride

The Pioneer Store was built in 1880 during Chloride’s short-lived silver boom and contains many items original to the town.

Turtleback Mountain overlooks Truth or Consequences New Mexico

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

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

Geronimo Springs Museum cabin

Geronimo Springs Museum

The Geronimo Springs Museum constructs a comprehensive history of the county and its inhabitants.

Dust, formerly known as Dust and Glitter, downtown Truth or Consequences

Dust

Dust (formerly Dust & Glitter) is a gallery / boutique specializing in hand-made items including jewelry, ceramics, photography, paintings, t-shirts, assemblage, and more.

Spa Escape Salon

Health & Wellness: Massage, Body Work

A list of all the businesses offering massage, reflexology, and other relaxing treatments.

Pickamania Music Festival

Pickamania

Every year the Black Range Lodge brings a terrific lineup of musicians to the Pavilion Stage in Kingston NM. Tickets are available online or at the door.

Black Range Museum, Hillsboro New Mexico

Black Range Museum

Housed in what was built pre-1893 as the Ocean Grove Hotel, the Black Range Museum tells the story of Hillsboro and its famous (and infamous) residents.

Indian Springs Baths & Apartments in Truth or Consequences NM

Indian Springs

Indian Springs was established in the 1930s. Two private, natural-flowing hot spring pools are situated next to six ’40s-style efficiency apartments.

Apple butter and herbs at the Sierra County Farmers Market.

Sierra County Farmers Market

The Sierra County Farmers Market is held at Ralph Edwards Park on Saturdays starting the first weekend in June, through the end of October.

Heart to Hand vintage records and miscellaneous items

Heart to Hand

An indoor mini-mall featuring antiques, collectibles, and crafts from throughout the area. Home decor, knick knacks, kitchen items, toys and cards.

Queen of Daggers Gallery, T or C NM

Queen of Daggers Gallery

Inside the El Cortez Theater. Work by Lindsay Williams and other artists. Paintings, prints, and other products.

Full Moon Kitchen, across from Riverbend Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences

Full Moon Kitchen

Made-from-scratch breakfast prepared with fresh local ingredients. Walk up to order coffee, eggs, sides, and more. Menu changes seasonally.

Ingo's Art Cafe

Ingo’s Art Cafe

Featuring pour-over coffees from Guatemala, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Germany, and Switzerland plus several kinds of tea. Also – Black Cat Poets and other events.

Junkology in Truth or Consequences NM

Junkology

An assortment of goods including crystals and other rocks, vintage records, jewelry and coins, potter and southwest art.

lodging at the Pelican Spa

Pelican Spa

Affordable overnight lodging in several downtown locations with unlimited hot spring soaks available to lodging guests on a first-come / first-served basis.

Rio Abajo Rio, Hillsboro NM

Rio Abajo Rio

Rio Abajo Rio is an apothecary and massage therapy center in Hillsboro NM.

Limón’s Bodega on Broadway

Limón’s Broadway Bodega

A downtown bodega selling New Mexico-made spirits, well-know and not so well-known snacks, and sundries. ATM, stock still incoming, suggestion box, next to the Brewery.

floating the Rio Grande with Whitewater Weekends

Rio Grande River Trips

Rio Grande River Trips is a full-service river-floating operation, providing everything you need for a trip down the river: transportation, personal flotation devices, and your choice of tube, inflatable kayaks, and rafts.

Hamilton Military Museum

Hamilton Military Museum at Veterans Memorial Park

The Hamilton Museum contains displays ranging from a military button collection to Buffalo Soldier memorabilia with a focus on local heroes.

Passion Pie Cafe

Passion Pie Cafe

Quality coffee, tea, baked goods, breakfasts and lunches.

Black Range artist David Farrell

Art in Truth or Consequences, Hillsboro, Chloride and All of Sierra County

An impressive number of artists have found their way to Truth or Consequences and Sierra County through the years, attracted by expansive vistas, a lack of distractions, colorful characters, and affordable lifestyle. Galleries, shops and murals showcase their work.

Coyote fence in Hillsboro New Mexico.

Hillsboro New Mexico

Hillsboro, the former County Seat, was founded in 1877 when gold was discovered nearby. Today, it is a charming, peaceful village with flower-filled yards and old cottonwoods lining the main street.

Sue's Antiques

Sue’s Antiques

An antiques store on Main Street in Hillsboro, with a giant selection of books and other items. Open most Saturdays and for special events.

hot air balloons at Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Elephant Butte Lake State Park Map and Information

New Mexico’s largest body of water, Elephant Butte Lake offers a wealth of recreation – fishing, boating, sailing, and camping on miles of sandy beaches.

Truth or Consequences Fiesta in the Park

Truth or Consequences Fiesta

Held annually since 1950, this celebration usually includes a parade, contests, rodeo, and music. In 2022, expect all of that, plus a street dance, beer garden, rubber duck race, junk boat race, vendors, and more.

PurLife Dispensary, Truth or Consequences NM

PurLife

Located on Foch between Main and Broadway, PurLife sells flower, pre-rolls, vaporizers, edibles, concentrates, and tinctures.

Black Range Vineyards, Hillsboro

Black Range Vineyards & Winery

A wine bar and tasting room in Hillsboro. New Mexico wine and beer, including a few wines produced by Black Range Vineyards, are available.

Elephant Butte Dam from the west.

Elephant Butte Dam

Construction of Elephant Butte Dam was authorized by the US Congress in 1905. Upon completion, Elephant Butte Dam was reported to be the largest irrigation enterprise in the United States. The 24,300-kilowatt hydroelectric power plant at the base of Elephant Butte Dam began operating in 1940.

The Golden Girls Suite at Blackstone Hotsprings

Blackstone Hotsprings

Blackstone’s rooms pay tribute to old tv shows, from As the World Turns to Wonder Woman. Main property rooms have unlimited use of in-room hot springs. 4 Luxury baths for walk-ins.

Mainstreet Market, Truth or Consequences New Mexico

Mainstreet Market

This cozy shop sells tea and tea accessories, gourmet oils and other kitchen-related items, jewelry, home decor, and collectibles.

couple walking near fish hatchery park, formerly Paseo del Rio

Hikes and Walking Trails in Sierra County

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.

Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course

Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course

9 holes, driving range, putting green, instruction, carts and club rentals. Doubles as a disc golf course.

exterior of Zia Gallery Truth or Consequences

Zia Gallery

Showing local and regional artists including work by gallery owners John (portraits and wildlife) and Durrae (fiber arts from felted hats to baskets) Johanek.

Davis Fleck Pharmacy, Truth or Consequences NM

Davis Fleck United Pharmacy

A pharmacy that also sells gifts, candy, and greeting cards, open 6 days per week in downtown Truth or Consequences.

Dam Site Marina February 2022

Dam Site Marina

Dam Site Marina offers a convenience store, kayak and standup paddle board rentals, and boat slips (covered and uncovered).

10th Annual monthly art hop in Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences Art Hop

Once a month, downtown Truth or Consequences is “hopping” with open shops, galleries and restaurants.

Outer Edge Pizzeria on Main in Truth or Consequences.

Outer Edge Pizzeria

Truth or Consequences’ newest pizza joint, serving pasta, sandwiches, salads & appetizers alongside New York style pizza.

couple walking near fish hatchery park, formerly Paseo del Rio

Hikes and Walking Trails in Sierra County

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.

Wild Coyote Arts Antiques and Collectibles

Wild Coyote Arts, Antiques & Collectibles

Clothing, handbags and other upcycled goods plus an excellent selection of southwest jewelry, antiques, fine art and unique items.

Caballo Tavern, Caballo NM

Caballo Tavern

An authentic dive bar with a pool table, occasional karaoke & deejay, full liquor license.

Charles Hotsprings Resort, T or C NM

Charles Hotsprings Resort

1940s traditional spa services include on-site hot springs mineral baths (one soak per person per night). Most rooms have kitchens.

Caballo Lake State Park entrance

Caballo Lake State Park Map and Information

Located 20 miles downstream from Elephant Butte, Caballo Lake offers RV & tent camping, kayaking, fishing, and birdwatching.

Hoosier Hot Springs, Truth or Consequences

Hoosier Hot Springs – reopening late 2022

Three outdoor baths, each with a shower, and one large indoor bath with a separate bathroom are available. Call to make a one-hour appointment during business hours, 1-9pm. Plan ahead and book in advance, same-day appointments might not be available.

Hillsboro's General Store Cafe

Hillsboro General Store & Cafe

A family style restaurant in a historical building decorated with antiques and memorabilia of the 1800s. Watch their Facebook for announcements about special evening meals.

Ted Turner Reserves ecotour on the Armendaris Ranch

Ecotours in Sierra County New Mexico

The Ladder and Armendaris ranches feature some of the most spectacular unspoiled landscapes in the southwest.

old license plates at Forget About It

Forget About It – Used Furniture & More

Selling a wide selection of items, from furniture and home decor to vintage books, license plates, and a clothing boutique. Peruse two rooms to see it all.

Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa

Sierra Grande

Sierra Grande offers full spa services, hot spring baths, a 2-bedroom casita, and eco-tours to two ranches owned by Ted Turner—the Armendaris and the Ladder.

floating the Rio Grande with Whitewater Weekends

Rio Grande River Trips

Rio Grande River Trips is a full-service river-floating operation, providing everything you need for a trip down the river: transportation, personal flotation devices, and your choice of tube, inflatable kayaks, and rafts.

items for sale at Vic's BroadwayNewMexico, downtown Truth or Consequences

Vic’s on Broadway

Unique gifts, jewelry, locally-made art, vintage & new comics, Mexican nichos and retablos, home decor.

rock climbing at the Caballo Bat Cave; photo courtesy of

Rock Climbing in Sierra County

Sierra County is home to a few different rock climbing crags, all within an hour of Truth or Consequences.

Grapevine Bistro, Truth or Consequences

Grapevine Bistro

Brunch, lunch and dinner – healthy but hearty fare, seating indoors and out, and delivery to T or C Brewing across the street.

Pacific Grill

A diverse menu specializing in seafood, but with some pasta dishes and a fresh salad bar.

A & B Drive-In

An old-fashioned downtown drive-in restaurant with burgers, shakes, tacos, enchiladas, burritos, BLTs, and shaved ice.

prime birding at Caballo Lake State Park

Birding in Sierra County

Sierra County is one of the finest birding regions in the nation in terms of habitat diversity and potential for rarities.  

welcome to Don's Den Truth or Consequences

Don’s Den

Folk art by Don Hallock plus religious icons, antiques & collectibles, and more. Located on Cedar east of Date Street.

La Baracca Italian food Truth or Consequences

La Baracca

Premium casual / globally inspired Italian food in Truth or Consequences. Curbside, catering and outdoor seating.

Truth or Consequences City Pool

Truth or Consequences City Pool

Located in Truth or Consequences’ hot springs district, the City Pool is open year-round for laps and open swims.

Fire Water Lodge, Truth or Consequences

Fire Water Lodge

Lodging guests have access to private baths, either inside or outside, depending on the room. Pets are allowed for an extra fee.

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