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!

Spirituality is very important to me, especially in today's chaotic and stressful world. Cloudcroft is a rare example of how humans can live in harmony with nature and thrive. This is not a town with typical activities, rather it is a town empty of stress and full of opportunity. Opportunity to re-connect with God "source" and mother earth.
Reviewed by MountainMan
on May 15, 2012
The best place to relax and enjoy nature. Nothing to stress you crowds. :)
Reviewed by cloudcroftnm
on May 15, 2012
Cloudcroft is a beautiful town. So friendly and upbeat. My family and I have been visiting the Cloudcroft area for over 50 years.. So many fond memories..
Reviewed by redroses
on May 15, 2012
Wonderful little town nestled in the Sacramento Mountians!
Reviewed by kimberlg
on May 15, 2012
I hesitate to tell you about Cloudcroft, as it is my well kept secret. One person referred to this place as an island/oasis in the desert. How does 75 degrees sound like for August. Aspen, Conifer forests, elk, deer, hummingbirds, and bear in abundance. All a function of altitude. 9000 feet high. A hundred year plus hotel witha ghost, one of the highest golf courses in the world, and a main street boardwalk of western styled buildings. The only traffic light is for the schools. A one day drive from most of Texas and Arizona. A place to escape the rush of life where rush hour is seeing five cars at one time and the biggest traffic hazard is a herd of elk. Beauty, tranqulity, clean air, and the brighest starry nights.
Reviewed by BethReese
on May 15, 2012
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