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 wish I could click on all 5 at one time b/c they all are appropriate for Cloudcroft. Cloudcroft is my family's home away from home and when I say my family, I'm talking about not just my kids and grandkids but my parents, my brothers and their families, aunts, uncle, & cousins. There is no place we enjoy more as it is gorgeous, fun, homey, friendly, and I could go on. We love you Cloudcroft!!
Reviewed by
on May 15, 2012
Gorgeous place, wonderful people!
Reviewed by dolly84
on May 15, 2012
Any time we need a quiet, relaxing get-away, we head to Cloudcroft! The clear, crisp air and the majestic surrounding National Forest refresh even the most weary soul! Most weekends offer great small-town activities sure to bring lots of merriment and smiles. Cloudcroft definitely deserves the top honor of America's Best Small Town!
Reviewed by Ladeena3
on May 15, 2012
This is one of my favorite places in New Mexico. The elevation of 9000 feet is wonderful for the hot natured people, and the small town atmosphere is very inviting. There is a little bit of something for everyone, hiking, camping, shopping, dining, entertainment. All of this and still a great place for families. I highly recommend Cloudcroft, New Mexico!
Reviewed by david_draper
on May 15, 2012
Beautiful scenery....
Reviewed by tatumweather
on May 15, 2012
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