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Getting Here

Getting to Truth or Consequences is easy. We are right off I-25 and two hours from both Albuquerque, NM and El Paso, TX. If you fly to Albuquerque (ABQ), drive south on I-25. From El Paso (ELP), take I-10 west and then I-25 north from Las Cruces.

Get off at Exit 79, take that street named Date through town (1.5 miles) until you reach the ONLY stoplight in town at 3rd st. and take a left (east). Then take your first right (south) on Cedar. Go down cedar and when it starts to curve to the right, you'll see the Rio Grande and Riverbend on the left. (Cedar and Austin St. join at Riverbend)

Use this map to navigate through town to Riverbend and this map for an aerial photo view of town. Want to see what else New Mexico has to offer? Check out this map.

Area & Activities

Our county's tourism site is full of useful info on day trips, activities, lodging, restaurants, and history of our area. Click here to visit that site.

Our Town

Truth or Consequences is a small spa town of just over 7,000 people. The village of Hot Springs, New Mexico became Truth or Consequences after a gameshow challenge in 1950 left us with one of the most unique names in the world. Other names for T or C include "The City of Health" and "The Water Wonderland of New Mexico." That's because, in addition to being one of the most affordable hot springs spa towns in America, T or C hugs the Rio Grande River and is right in between two of the largest lakes in New Mexico. Click here to watch videos about TorC.

Town and Lake

Elephant Butte and Caballo Lakes

At over 40,000 surface acres and over 200 miles of shoreline, Elephant Butte Lake is New Mexico's largest lake. It is the state's number one destination for boating, swimming, camping and fishing. EB Lake is only a five mile drive from Riverbend. New Mexico's third largest lake, Caballo Lake, is a more peaceful alternative for fishing, camping, and small boating, and it's only eight miles away!

Weather & Climate

T or C sits at 4,260 feet above the scorching heat of the lowland summers.  High temperatures average around 92 in July and 89 in August.  These figures are much more moderate than elsewhere in New Mexico, and the famously low humidity makes warm temperatures quite comfortable.  Also, even the hottest days cool down to the low 60s at night. Winters are quite comfortable, with an average high of 55 degrees.  Though it does occasionally snow, the flakes usually melt away with the afternoon sunshine. July and August are our monsoon months and may bring short refreshing showers each day. Check out the climate chart for T or C.

Activities & Attractions

Click here for a very comprehensive and up to date list of activities in Sierra County.

Our downtown area is within walking distance and features gift shops, health food stores, restaurants, a great museum, used bookstores, and several art galleries. Our two lakes, Turtleback Mountain and nearby Gila National Forest allow water sports, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, and horseback riding. Other nearby attractions include Spaceport America, The Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Refuge, White Sands National Monument, Gila Cliff Dwellings, City of Rocks, Ski Apache, The Very Large Array, Lincoln National Forest, The Space Museum, nearby Ghost Towns, and Mexican border shopping. Local community events include the Truth or Consequences Fiesta, Hot Springs Festival, Fiddlers Contest, Balloon Regatta, Hatch Chile Festival, Chile Cookoff, and tournaments for bass fishing, and golf.

Reviews & Comments


May 2014 Yoga Retreat

Join Jill Palmer for a rejuvenating yoga retreat at Riverbend Hot Springs on May 16-18, 2014

Sierra County Info

Great site. Full of maps, things to do, and businesses in Sierra County.

Dukatt 71

The Tye-Dye and T-Shirt Guru of Truth or Consequences.

Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort

"Your Window to Adventure". Elephant Butte Late RV Resort sells our hot springs vouchers and is one of the best RV parks in our area.

Elephant Butte Inn

"An enchanting retreat from the ordinary". Elephant Butte Inn sells our hot springs vouchers and is one of the nicest lodging alternatives to Riverbend, in the area.

Turtleback Mountain Resort

The premier residential community and golf course for high desert lovers of all ages.


Hot Springs and Hot Pools of the Southwest. THE book to have, if you love hot springs.

Mexico Mike

Great recommendations of hot springs in Mexico and some in the US.

Judd Irish Bradley

Local photographer's website

New Mexico Dept of Tourism

Website of the NM Department of Tourism. Lots of links and general tourism information.

Big Food Express/ Club Bossa Mundo

Great food and live entertainment at Elephant Butte

Spa Town

Website representing the spas in TorC.

Hot Springs Frame and Art

THE place for all of your art supply and framing needs.

Almost Heaven Saunas

Almost Heaven Saunas, one of the oldest and most experienced manufacturers of cedar saunas in the world today.

Accommodation Worldwide

Hotel listing site

more links soon!

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