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!

Beautiful and friendly place to go on vacation either in the summer or the winter!!! You will love it and the people!!!!
Reviewed by tharpsw
on June 1, 2012
Nestled atop the Sacramento mountains, this tiny metropolis is simply one of the nicest places to visit in NM. Food, fun, shopping, golf, winter sports,'s all there and the people make it so.
Reviewed by JohnNolan
on June 1, 2012
Absolutely LOVE my little mountain village!
Reviewed by ammurrill
on June 1, 2012
I love Cloudcroft. It's so peaceful, and the people are all so friendly. You can get great pies there, and wonderful apple cider. Lots of wildlife, hiking trails, camp grounds. It's in the cool, tall pines, a great place for a weekend get away, or to spend the whole summer!
Reviewed by CookieLaffler
on June 1, 2012
Friendly people, beautiful mountain forest 9,000 feet above stress levels.
Reviewed by napony1
on June 1, 2012
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