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Geronimo Trail
301 S. Foch Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
SouthWest
575-894-1968

Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway centers in Truth or Consequences with the Geronimo Trail Interpretive and Visitor Center at 301 S. Foch in downtown "T or C"s Historic Hot Springs District. Several commercial spas are open to lodgers and walk-ins for soaking in the healing mineral waters. Shopping, dining, and two museums are also available. Nearby Elephant Butte is adjacent to the largest lake in New Mexico at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, with marinas and opportunity for multiple water sports. Caballo Lake, downriver on the Rio Grande about 12 miles, is the third largest lake in New Mexico, and holds irrigation water for the farmlands to the south. Boating, fishing and water sports are also available here, although there is no marina. The historic mining towns of Hillsboro, Kingston, and Lake Valley are located on NM 152. Hillsboro was at one time a gold mining capital and the county seat of Sierra County. Kingston was another mining boom-town, but for silver; in 1890 its population was 7,000. Lake Valley was also a silver mining town, and is now a ghost town under the supervision of the BLM. Northwest of Truth or Consequences are the towns of Cuchillo, Winston and Chloride, mining towns from the silver boom of the late 1800s. Many of the buildings in Chloride have been restored. The Black Range Mountains of the Gila National Forest along the Geronimo Trail have camping, hiking trails, birding and photo opportunities, and wonderful scenery.