Whether you’re at Sierra Health Care Center or Sierra Hills Assisted Living, you’ll never want for recreational opportunities.
At nearby Elephant Butte Lake State Park--New Mexico’s largest--25,000 acres of clear, blue water await. Whether you enjoy seeing wildlife, fishing for bass, striper, perch or walleye, or just taking in the scenery in T-or-C’s warm sunshine, Elephant Butte is just a short drive down the road. Enjoy relaxing in Truth or Consequences reknown hot springs...or tour the Geronimo Springs Museum downtown.
Carved into the shores of Elephant Butte Lake near Truth-or-Consequences, about 2 hours south of Albuquerque, Sierra Del Rio is a sprawling 18-hole championship course on the grounds of the 1,000+ acre Turtleback Mountain Resort.
Further north near Socorro, visit the Bosque del Apache, a 58,000 acre national wildlife refuge for thousands of wintering waterfowl and cranes. And, in the same area, the Very Large Array is one of the world’s premier astronomical radio observatories.
And a few hours up I25, Albuquerque offers its own brand of fun things to do. Visit the Albuquerque BioPark, Old Town, or the ancient petroglyphs on the city’s westside. Shop at a number of malls and botiques, and eat at one of over 3000 restaurants. Every September, there’s the State Fair. In early October, the largest and most photographed hot air balloon event in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, takes place. And you can get above it all year-roiund on the Sandia Peak Tramway, where the world’s longest aerial tramway will transport you 2.7 miles over the panoramic canyons of the Sandia Mountains to an elevation of 10,378 feet—and an 11,000 square mile panoramic view from the top.
So, if you’re thinking of being bored at Sierra, think again!