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!

Cloudcroft is an amazing mixture of breathtaking pines and aspens, historic cabins and The Lodge. The history of the town makes it even more interesting and the museum brings it all to life. As you drive up the winding road from Alamogordo, with White Sands behind you, you pass through the tunnel and begin to smell the freshness of the mountains. The sky just becomes a more brilliant blue and the shades of green are too many to count. If you are lucky enough to spend a day here, you will then want to spend a lifetime here.
Reviewed by merryqueAZ
on May 16, 2012
Nestled in the Sacramento Mountains, Cloudcroft is breathtaking year-round. The village is full of friendly people who love their mountain home. Many families have lived here for generations and are a part of the wonderful history of this community.
Reviewed by jg2012
on May 16, 2012
An incredible drive and small town feel. Perfect getaway during both the summer and winter months for the entire family.
Reviewed by Ticketsource
on May 16, 2012
There is no place in the WORLD like Cloudcroft, NM! Guaranteed :)
Reviewed by knsdancer
on May 16, 2012
Beautiful trees and wildlife
Reviewed by TomBelverud
on May 16, 2012
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