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 a wonderful town to visit...lovely stores to shop in, wonderful friendly people who wave and say Hi. I really enjoy Cloudcroft every time I go there, and that is like once or twice a month. it's beautiful there in so many ways. I love the Saloon restaurant, and the pizza place on the main drag...there is a cool shop that sells salt crystal lamps that is interesting, and I love the one that has the snow gear, High Altitude I think it's called. The Lodge is so historical...the ghost lady doesn't come to see the female guests, only the males ones...but the place is gorgeous and it's like stepping back in time to be in such a vintage building with beautiful architecture. I would recommend that anyone go to visit Cloudcroft...and then come on up to the frontier and visit us in Timberon too!!! : )))
Reviewed by aimiehalo
on June 4, 2012
Love, love, love it!
Reviewed by gilmore80
on June 4, 2012
We are a village of 750 people in New Mexico, sitting at 9000 feet above stress level! We are a tourist destination all year round! While the rest of the state and much of the country see 100+ temperatures in the summer, our mountain town stays at a cool 75! We offer a relaxed but fun atmosphere for families, rv’ers, campers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts! Being surrounded by over a million acres of National Forest the outdoor activities and adventures are endless! We also offer unique entertainment throughout the summer; art shows, parades, family picnics and games in the park, logging competition, horseshoe tournaments, street dances, and more!
Reviewed by lisakay64
on June 4, 2012
I love my little village and the pines and firs that surround it.
Reviewed by 1947
on June 4, 2012
Love, love, LOVE this little village!
Reviewed by abailey78
on June 4, 2012
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