Cloudcroft, New Mexico


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

695 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
22 Votes - "Friendliest"
3 Votes - "Most Fun"
2 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
1 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
1 Votes - "Best For Food"


At almost 9,000 feet of elevation, Cloudcroft boasts picturesque views and mild temperatures. Only 850 people occupy this small town, where one trip to the Western Bar will make any visitor feel at home. Start your visit on Burro Street, the town’s main street and commonplace, then make your way to Highway 82 to eat at a local dig.

A local landmark, The Lodge Resort provides a wide array of recreation options, including golf, biking, snowmobiling, hiking, snow tubing and cross country skiing. There’s also a spa, swimming pool and shopping on site. Visitors can additionally horseback ride, camp, ski, fish or hunt locally.

Kids will enjoy Zenith Park and the nearby Toy Train Depot, with model trains and a museum, while the whole family can take advantage of ice-skating at The Village, tennis at Frazer Courts, several hiking trails, and skiing at Ski Cloudcroft. Cloudcroft Light Opera Company offers entertainment beyond the karaoke at the Western.

Last, don’t miss the Sacramento Mountains Museum & Pioneer Village, where the story of the first settlers here and Cloudcroft’s development since are portrayed. View the village, exhibits, chapel and general store for a feel of the area’s past in the present. See what else Cloudcroft offers with these reviews!

I love going to Cloudcroft to grab lunch and take in the fresh clean air. The locals are extremely welcoming and make you feel at home. Definitely check out the Western Bar if you'd like a drink or the Lodge for the spectacular views!
Reviewed by rdvorak
on May 29, 2012
I spend every summer in Cloudcroft from Dallas. I can't wait until summer roles around and always sad to see it go. Cloudcroft is like a step back in time. Weather is great the people are friendly. A true relaxing way to spend a vacation or way of life.
Reviewed by bll
on May 24, 2012
Very quaint and peaceful. A lovely place to spend a weekend away from the big city.
Reviewed by SaraPreece
on May 24, 2012
Cloudcroft is the most beautiful town that I have never been to. I can only gaze up and down its main street through the magic of the internet and a high resolution webcam, but I WANT to go to Cloudcroft! When I get some money Cloudcroft will one of the places that I visit before I die!
Reviewed by MarioBird
on May 24, 2012
Cloudcroft is a beautiful place to see fresh countryside, relax, and shop. A very neat place to visit.
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