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Rediscover Your Inner Harmony--Kayaking

Posted October 13, 2014

Let your cares drift away as you kayak Elephant Butte Lake’s miles of shoreline, coves and islands, or meander down the winding Rio Grande River with spectacular views at every turn. Don’t have a kayak? No problem…you can rent kayaks by the hour or the day, with traditional kayaks or those you paddle with your feet!


Zia Kayak Outfitters, 575-744-4185, ziakayakoutfitters.com

Rock Canyon Marina, 575-744-5462, rockcanyonmarina.com

Fun Things to Do at the Lake

Posted October 11, 2014


Soak in the healing waters of natural hot springs in neighboring Truth or Consequences. A variety of indoor and outdoor public and private hot springs experiences await you there, with waters ranging from 98°-113°. Many hot springs locations also offer spa services.

For all hot springs locations, check out this link:


Spa Treatments

Posted October 5, 2014

You’ll love every moment you spend being pampered fom head to toe, where you’ll be pampered from head to foot. Choose from facials, massages, skin treatments, reflexology, stone treatments, manicures, pedicures and more, all designed to renew and rejuvenate your body and spirit. Enjoy!
Ivory Spa | 575.744.5431 elephantbutteinn.com
Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa | 575.894.6976 sierragrandelodge.com

Rediscover Your Inner Harmony

Posted October 4, 2014



You’ll find many ways to relax, from earth’s healing mineral waters to the stars in the sky.watch our relaxation video: http://www.elephantbutteadventures.com/relaxation

**Thanks to elephantbutteadventures.com for this post


White Sands Missile Range

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

Thanks to elephantbutteadventures.com for this post

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


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