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Elephant ButteUnited States of America

Climb ochre hills and follow the mossy shoreline of the scenic state park, a destination for camping, kayaking and fishing.

Elephant Butte is a town located on a large reservoir of the Rio Grande that shares its name with a sprawling state park. The picturesque region is studded with the red rock formations of the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, one of which is shaped like an elephant. Try thrilling activities and relax at hot spring spas in Elephant Butte.

Most visit the town to explore the Elephant Butte Lake State Park that lines the eastern outskirts of the town. Sunbathe on the pebbly beaches that offer panoramic views of New Mexico’s largest lake and its surrounding red hills.

Follow some of the 15 miles (24 kilometers) of scenic trails on foot or by mountain bike to reach the secluded regions of the park. Go fishing from one of the piers or try scuba diving, sailing and water skiing in the park.

See the landmarks of the town of Elephant Butte, such as the Church at the Butte and the Turtleback Mountain Resort. This luxury resort is home to the Sierra del Rio Championship Golf Course amid stunning mountainous scenery.

Visit the neighboring town of Truth or Consequences, where the odorless and therapeutic hot springs have created a spa culture. Wander through its old town center to admire the works of art in Las Palomas Plaza.

Take a guided tour of Spaceport America, just 1-hour southeast of Elephant Butte by car. Learn about the exciting future of space travel and experience G-force in a simulator. The terminals have fascinating futuristic designs and contain spaceships by innovators Virgin Galactic and SpaceX.

In this area, anticipate scorching summers with countless sunny days and harsh winters with snowy peaks. The town is located on the western shore of the Rio Grande in the serene rocky region of Sierra County. It stands between the towns of Rock Canyon and Truth or Consequences in the central section of New Mexico.

Fly to the Albuquerque International Airport or El Paso International Airport, roughly 130 miles (210 kilometers) away.

Top hotels in Elephant Butte

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Elephant Butte Inn & Spa
Elephant Butte Inn & Spa
2.5 out of 5
401 Hwy. 195, Elephant Butte, NM
The price is £65 per night

Situated in Elephant Butte, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Elephant Butte Reservoir and Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Geronimo Springs Museum and ...

3.9/5Very Good! (176 reviews)

"No breakfast available for our guys. Booking stated breakfast included."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2020

Elephant Butte Inn & Spa
Motel 6 Truth Or Consequences, NM
Motel 6 Truth Or Consequences, NM
2 out of 5
2151 N Date St, Truth or Consequences, NM
The price is £38 per night

Situated in Truth or Consequences, this motel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Sierra del Rio Golf Course, Geronimo Springs Museum and Truth or Consequences Veterans ...

2.9/5 (221 reviews)

"Older motel, clean, very basic no extra amenities in the room i.e hairdryer, lotion, coffee machine, iron are not provided. If your looking for a basic clean place to sleep for a good price this is the place."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2020

Motel 6 Truth Or Consequences, NM
Travelodge by Wyndham Truth or Consequences
Travelodge by Wyndham Truth or Consequences
2.5 out of 5
2270 N Date Street, Truth or Consequences, NM
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £56 per night

Situated in Truth or Consequences, this motel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Sierra del Rio Golf Course, Geronimo Springs Museum and Truth or Consequences Veterans ...

3.9/5Good! (362 reviews)

"The room was very comfortable and clean, and the front desk service was good."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Truth or Consequences

Popular places to visit in Elephant Butte

Spaceport America
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Spaceport America

The future of space travel is at your fingertips at this center that aims to educate the world about commercial space travel through fun and informative exhibits.

Elephant Butte Reservoir
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Elephant Butte Reservoir

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Elephant Butte Reservoir during your travels in Truth or Consequences. While you're in the area, stroll along the lakeside.

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Spaceport America

Truth or Consequences