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 beautiful and a very friendly town.
Reviewed by heisinger
on May 15, 2012
I've been to 39 states and many beautiful places and Cloudcroft is tied for first place with the Outer Banks of NC .. so Cloudcroft is my # 1 in the mountains!!!!! A perfect life would be a cabin in Cloudcroft and a cottage on the Outer Banks and splitting my time between the two!
Reviewed by dorri
on May 15, 2012
Growing Up in Alamogordo....Cloudcroft is where I am homesick to go home to. There is no place on earth as Beautiful.
Reviewed by KalenaJune
on May 15, 2012
Cloudcroft is the most beautiful, friendly town I have ever frequented. I used to go up there almost every weekend when I lived in Alamogordo. Those were some of the best times in my life.
Reviewed by juliejag29
on May 15, 2012
Cloudctoft NM is the friendliest and most beautiful small town in America!
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