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 perfect destination year round. We've gone Christmas tree hunting, sledding, camping in the summer, and just as a relaxing road trip at the last minute for fun with family and friends.
Reviewed by
on May 15, 2012
I can't wait to visit again. I love the beauty and serenity.
Reviewed by qtek
on May 15, 2012
Beautiful place, nice people, best green chile cheeseburgers in New Mexico. Fresh air and great hiking trails
Reviewed by ygbarnes
on May 15, 2012
Beautiful weather, brilliant night skies, wonderful people!
Reviewed by gretch
on May 15, 2012
This small, sleepy mountain Village, is one of the least "spoiled" places on Earth! You will truly experience it's magnetic personality, whether you reside here, or are visiting. Come and see us, and be 9000 feet above stress level.
Reviewed by smagadog
on May 15, 2012
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