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!

A little bit of heaven in the Sacramento mountains! So easy to lose your heart in this country.
Reviewed by cheinzelmann
on May 15, 2012
Beautiful area away from the hustle and bustle. The town has wonderful shops and businesses with such friendly people. The surrounding area has so much to do, just minutes from town. The town has so many activities each month that brings the townspeople together.
Reviewed by MMason
on May 15, 2012
Cloudcroft has great restaurants with friendly staff. You might not be their only customer but they will sure make you think so!
Reviewed by sandirhea
on May 15, 2012
beautiful scenery, friendly people, comfortable and cozy
Reviewed by llhannan
on May 14, 2012
Cloudcroft is the best little town around!! Great place to visit when peace and quiet and enjoying mountain beauty, perfect star filled skies, and the sound of the breeze as it speaks through the trees.
Reviewed by katswp
on May 14, 2012
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