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!

My favorite town. We are twelve hours away from our heaven. No other place on earth. I had rather be.
Reviewed by ckwright66
on May 16, 2012
Great fun for shopping, eating and relaxing!!
Reviewed by
on May 16, 2012
This little oasis in southern New Mexico is one of America's best-kept secrets. There is nothing like this quaint little village nestled in the tall pines and cool mountain air.
Reviewed by bcarterlub
on May 16, 2012
Over 1 million acres of beautiful forest! Camping, hiking, horseback riding, relaxing! We have it all!
Reviewed by SBear
on May 16, 2012
The friendliest place you could ever go in New Mexico. Forget Sante fe this is the real New Mexico! Lots of cabins to rent and the Lodge is awesome. As for dining TAKE YOUR PICK!!! The Western is the best! The Pine Stump Mall Just Opened back up and the burgers are Awesome and my favorite part me my wife and two kids ate well for 35 bucks...…Big Daddy’s for BBq. The Mercantile for the good stuff. And again the Lodge for more upscale dining. Or 16 miles down the hill and Alamo has all the big box store options (not my thing I like real food)
Reviewed by tems64
on May 16, 2012
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