Introduction to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico, in Sierra county, is 63 miles NW of Las Cruces, New Mexico and 104 miles NW of El Paso, Texas.

Truth or Consequences History

Truth or Consequences was originally incorporated as Hot Springs in 1916. It was named for its numerous hot springs. In 1950, the town renamed after a popular radio program called Truth or Consequences, which was hosted by Ralph Edwards. Major settlement began in the area in 1912, during the construction of the Elephant Butte Dam and Reservoir. It was completed in 1916. The city became the county seat of Sierra County in 1937.

Truth or Consequences and nearby Attractions

  • Geronimo Springs Museum
  • Caballo Lake State Park
  • Mims Lake
  • Percha Dam State Park
  • Truth or Consequences Historical Marker
  • Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Things To Do In Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences is home to Geronimo Springs Museum, which portrays the history of Sierra County. Native American artifacts are also displayed in the museum. The Mims Lake offers facilities for boating and fishing. One can visit the Elephant Butte Dam Historical Marker, Caballo Mountains Historical Marker, and Truth or Consequences Historical Marker. Local celebrations include Native Art Extravaganza and Sierra County Fair.

Truth or Consequences Transportation

Las Cruces International is the nearest major airport.

Truth or Consequences Higher Education

The University of Texas At El Paso, New Mexico State University and El Paso Community College provide higher education facilities.

Truth Almanac

Nearest Medium City 63 miles NW of Las Cruces, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City104 miles NW of El Paso, Texas
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Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Truth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp27 to 56 F
Apr Temp43 to 76 F
Jul Temp66 to 95 F
Oct Temp46 to 77 F
Annual Precip10.6 inches
Distance48.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 55 F
Apr Temp36 to 77 F
Jul Temp60 to 96 F
Oct Temp38 to 78 F
Annual Precip9.8 inches
Distance53.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 49 F
Apr Temp23 to 67 F
Jul Temp48 to 85 F
Oct Temp28 to 69 F
Annual Precip16.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elephant Butte1,393$36,198

Truth Hospitals

Sierra Vista Hospital
(Government - Federal)
800 East Ninth Avenue
(575) 894-2111
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Truth Private Schools

Manzano Christian School
1300 S Broadway St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
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