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 have been to Cloudcroft several times and everyone was always friendly. Someone that says the town should burn might give an indication why they thought no one was friendly.
It is beautiful and the air is clean and so refreshing. The town is quaint and interesting as are the people. Loved it and so would you.
Reviewed by cgru
on July 9, 2012
I have found Cloudcroft to be one of the most beautiful and restful places to visit. The people are always very helpful and willing to talk about almost anything. The town is rich in history and the scenic beauty in the area is unsurpassed. Sure once in a while you will find someone who thinks that the people aren't friendly but you will find that no matter where you go! It's usually because of the difference in customs and habits of the people. Cloudcroft is a more laid back community and things just don't move as fast as they do in the big city. That's one of its charms. Many of the cabins near the National forest don't receive television without being on the cable. Sometimes the cell phones won't work well in those areas. But that makes it a perfect get away from all the big city rat races.
Reviewed by agate99999
on July 9, 2012
Cloudcroft is the town for everyone. The beauty of the National Forest, the tiny burger joints and the historical lodge make you feel like you are back in the good ole days. Children can be children and adults can take a deep breath and relax. Never mind that the weather is just about perfect. Who could not be friendly in 78 degree weather? It is the place for good clean fun and where you have the ability to make a friend for life on every corner!
Reviewed by funjenny
on July 5, 2012
Cloudcroft was beautiful itself, but was full of so many rude people! I will never go back there again! It all should have burned down instead of the only nice place!! Chuck at the pinecone cafe is the only nice person in the entire village! he was wonderful!
Reviewed by jbarnes81
on July 5, 2012
My favorite place to get away and enjoy the beautiful scenery and cool weather in the summer!!!! Love the small town feel and the delicious pies at the General Mercantile.
Reviewed by kbroberg
on July 2, 2012
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