WHEN WE
SAY EXTREME, WE REALLY MEAN IT
Push your limits on the water, land, sky and even into space.   
Extreme
SPACE FLIGHT
SPACE FLIGHT
Take a pricey but unforgettable ride of a lifetime as you journey from nearby Spaceport America into suborbital space with Virgin Galactic! Join an exclusive list of everyday people who have already booked this extraordinary flight. Once accepted, trained and fitted with your personal spacesuit, you’ll see the world as never before!
Virgin Galactic Booking
BIG GAME HUNTING
BIG GAME HUNTING
Hunters from all over the world come for the elk, deer, mountain lion, bear, oryx, antelope, Barbary sheep, javelina, addex, corisican ram, ibex and desert bighorn in the greater Elephant Butte area.
HUNTING LICENSES
OUTFITTERS & GUIDES
MOUNTAIN BIKING
MOUNTAIN BIKING
The choices in aggressive mountain biking are endless, from off road adventures to roads that lead you across mountains & mesas and through rugged canyons, all with spectacular views!
MOUNTAIN BIKE RENTALS
MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS & MAPS
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TAKE A CHOPPER RIDE
There’s no better way to see Elephant Butte Lake, Sierra del Rio Golf Course, Spaceport America and the Gila Wilderness  than by helicopter!  Trips can originate in Albuquerque or you can arrange to be picked up in Elephant Butte.  Either way, you’re sure to enjoy this exciting ride!
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RIDE AN AIR CHAIR
If you have an air chair, Elephant Butte Lake is the place to ride it, with miles of open water to challenge your abilities.  A relatively new water sport, an air chair’s hydrofoil, 3’ post and seat allow the rider to glide smoothly over the top of the water.  Challenging to ride…fun to watch.  Bring your air chair even it you don’t own a boat as you can rent one!
SPEED/SKI BOAT RENTALS
HIKE THE GILA WILDERNESS
HIKE THE GILA WILDERNESS
The Gila Wilderness invites hikers year round to explore its tree-lined mountains, streams and canyons. A relatively short drive from Elephant Butte will take you to the Black Range Trail about 18 miles west of Hillsboro at Emery Pass on NM 152, but for a complete list of Gila Wilderness trails, click on the trails link.
PARASAILING
HANG GLIDING
Elephant Butte Lake is a frequent destination for those who one their own hang glider. The views of the lake, Turtleback Mo untain, Sierra del Rio Golf Course, Rio Grande River, Elephant Butte Dam and the surrounding mountains and mesas are breathtaking.   Flying above or at the edge of the lake ensures smooth air during the day even from the late spring to the early fall.