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White Sands Missile Rant

Posted September 29, 2014

For a great day trip from Elephant Butte, you can trace the origin of America’s missile and space activity at White Sands Missile Range museum and park, open year round. You’ll see a variety of missiles and rockets tested at White Sands and will enjoy the many exhibits in the museum. Plus, just a bit further east you can enter White Sands National Monument for a walk and sledding on the dunes.
White Sands Missle Range | 575.678.8800 | www.wsmr-history.org

Fun Things to Do at the Lake

Posted September 28, 2014


Elephant Butte Lake offers exceptional seasonal opportunities to see American White Pelicans, Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, Western & Clark’s Grebes, Terns and more, as do nearby surrounding areas such as Percha Dam, Las Palomas Marsh and Caballo Lake. Further north between Elephant Butte and Socorro, you’ll find Bosque del Apache, abundant with migratory birds in spring and fall.

Check out these trails:http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/recreation/birding/documents/sites34-37.pdf

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Trinity Site

Posted September 27, 2014

See where the first atomic bomb was exploded on July 16, 1945, including base camp, ground zero, the ranch house where the plutonium core was assembled and part of the original crater left by the explosion. Trinity Site is open the first Saturday in April only. Enter north of Elephant Butte at the I-25 San Antonio exit and head 12 miles east to the Stallion Gate entrance.

More information:  http://www.abomb1.org/trinity/index.html

Fun Things to Do at the Lake

Posted September 22, 2014

For a space-related day trip north of Elephant Butte, visit the Very Large Array near Magdalena. Open from 8:30 am through sunset, the VLA offers a close look at the 27 enormous antennae, each 82 feet in diameter, that collectively provide astronomers with images of black holes, stars and other marvels of the universe. The Visitors Center is open daily, and special tours are offered the first Saturday of every month.

Fun Things to Do at the Lake

Posted September 19, 2014

Fun Things to do at the lake

When we say "extreme", we really mean it! Push your limits on the water, land, sky and even into space.

Check out this link: http://www.elephantbutteadventures.com/extreme

Fun Things to Do at the Lake

Posted September 15, 2014


You've seen the wild west on TV and in movies.  Now live it: 


Fun Things to Do at the Lake

Posted September 13, 2014

Get Up Close and Personal with Nature

Our abundant and diverswe wildlife provide exceptional opportunities to fish, hunt, observe and photograph.  Watch the video at this link: http://www.elephantbutteadventures.com/wildlife

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Fun Things to Do at the Lake

Posted September 12, 2014


From mastadons to ghost towns,

forts & cliff dwellings, you’ll find

amazing things to see &

fascinating places to explore.

Be sure to watch the video on the following link:


Fun Things to Do at the Lake

Posted September 7, 2014


With the geographic diversity and challenging rides our area offers, you’ll have plenty of reasons to stay and bike for days. Ride through magnificent canyons, over mesas and mountains, through ghost towns, around Elephant Butte Lake and along the Rio Grande River, with amazing views that will take your breath away.

Trail Maps & Information

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Fun Things to Do at the Lake

Posted September 6, 2014


Choose from three different trails ranging in difficulty. Fairly easy, Monticello Canyon Trail takes you through canyon country to the Monticello Box. Palomas Gap Trail is fairly difficult with a steep climb and switchbacks on the way down. Most difficult is Broad Canyon Trail which requires vehicles with plenty of clearance. All three trails offer dramatic scenery.


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