Up the Black Range from Truth or Consequences is the little "ghost" town of Hillsboro
New Mexico, it is not really a ghost town, there are a couple of vintage motels, cafe's
and lots of people living there
among enough southwestern ruins to make any camera hound happy.
On the late January day we visted it was above 60 and sunny, with a storm over the mountains above.
The ruins of the old courthouse (they lost the county seat battle to TorC a century ago) are well worth the walk up the hill to see.
and the old Jail is next door to play in
there were lots of friendly people in the shops but as it was a Friday afternoon we and this burro were the only ones out and about.
There is also an old church and a home that was made from the mining slag from local silver mines (The little black house by the church).
I recommend Hilsboro as a side trip while visiting TorC hot springs, or an overnight of quiet spent in a local motel.
Look up Sierra county, Hillsboro, and the Black range on the Internets (heheheh only thing I will miss about that bastard) for information.