Elephant Butte Inn Blog
Posted September 29, 2014
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
Thanks to elephantbutteadventures.com for this post
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
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.
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
Posted September 15, 2014
GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR WILD SIDE!
You've seen the wild west on TV and in movies. Now live it:
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
Thanks to www.elephantbutteadventures.com for this post.
Posted September 12, 2014
STEP INTO THE PAGES OF HISTORY
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:
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.
**Thanks to www.elephantbutteadventures for this post
Posted September 6, 2014
GO OFF ROAD, HIT THE TRAILS AND FEEL THE RUSH!!
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.