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Day Trips

Sierra County is home to several historic and ghost towns. Park your RV at Cielo Vista and spend a day or two exploring these historic communities. 

Historic and Ghost Towns


Cuchillo – 15 miles northwest of T or C on NM 52
Winston – 38 miles northwest of T or C on NM 52
Chloride – approximately 2 miles southwest of Winston                     on Forest Road 226 

Engle – 17 miles east of T or C on NM 51

Hillsboro – 32 miles southwest of T or C on NM 152
Kingston – 9 miles west of Hillsboro on NM 152
Lake Valley – 17 miles south of Hillsboro on NM 27

Monticello – 25 miles north of T or C on NM 142
Placita – 2 miles south of Monticello on NM 142


Fish, Boat, or Float Lakes and Rivers


Elephant Butte Reservoir - 23 min (12.1 mi) via Lakeshore Rd

Caballo Lake State Park - 20 min (12.2 mi) via NM-187 S

Percha Dam State Park  - 22 min (20.2 mi) via I-25 S

Checkout the Sierra County link below for more information on water adventures in and near T or C, NM 

Spaceport America - 40 min (26.1 mi) via NM-51 E

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Spaceport America

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Virgin Galactic, VSS Unity spaceship


A drive through Hillsboro

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Above and below - Views of Elephant Butte

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Photos by Fran Lopez

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