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!

Most beautiful colors in the sky. So blue against the green pines!
Reviewed by sandekir
on May 16, 2012
Love Cloudcroft! In the summer it's nice to get out of the heat of nearby El Paso, TX and up to the cool, clean mountain air and walk around the town and shops. They have some good shopping and great restaurants!!
Reviewed by
on May 16, 2012
Best small town ever! Great people, wonderful activities, beautiful scenery and just love the quiet.
Reviewed by mmdaves
on May 16, 2012
Cloudcroft sits atop a mountain in the beautiful Sacramento Mountains in south central New Mexico. At an elevation of over 9000 feet, it is a beautiful place year round. It has friendly people, quaint shops, fantastic lodging, good food, and the second highest (elevation) golf course in North America. There is horseback riding, skiing, hiking trails, unbelievable scenery, Lincoln National Forest, and Sunspot National Solar Observatory to enjoy. There are facilities for family reunions and business retreats. It is a dream come true for artists, photographers, Nature enthusiasts and bird watchers. All of this is part of what brings visitors from all over the world back to Cloudcroft time and again. It is a fantastic destination spot for your travels.
Reviewed by et513
on May 16, 2012
One of the last true American small towns.
Reviewed by Smaga
on May 16, 2012
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