Truth or Consequences has area attractions that draw tourists from New Mexico, the southwest, and beyond. Locally, spots of interest are Elephant Butte Lake, Caballo Lake, and Old Cuchillo Bar. The Rio Grande is also minutes away, as well as hiking around and on Turtleback Mountain. Further outside of town, day trips include the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, the White Sands National Monument, and the Gila National Forest. Southwestern flavor abounds in these destinations.
Three miles away is Elephant Butte Lake, the largest lake in New Mexico.
Just south of T or C is serene Caballo Lake.
Old Cuchillo Bar, in the ghost town of Cuchillo, NM, 15 minutes from T or C, is rumored to be haunted and is available for tours by appointment.
This is one of the oldest churches in the county, located in Cuchillo, NM, which according to the last count, has a population of 36.
City of Rocks is about a 2 hour drive to the south and west from T or C.
The White Sands are the world’s largest gypsum dunefield, over 275 square miles of glistening white sand, located about an hour to the south.
Hatch, located about 40 miles south of T or C and famous for it’s green chiles, hosts an annual Chile Festival each fall.
The largest national forest in the US, the Gila National Forest is located about two hours to the west.
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is an oasis in the arid surroundings of the southwest, located about an hour to the north.
Spaceport America is in the process of being built in Engle, NM, 28 miles away.