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!

Beautiful little mountaintop town with nice folks and fabulous weather!
Reviewed by Luckyxena
on June 4, 2012
Cloudcroft is a beautiful little town with many warm friendly people, carefully tucked away in the Lincoln National Forest. Well worth the drive from south Texas!
Reviewed by LucasWalkerJames
on June 4, 2012
A great village high in the pine trees to live, work and raise a family! Generations of wonderful people!
Reviewed by shmay
on June 4, 2012
A small town high above the NM Tularosa Basin with a beautiful outlook on life!
Reviewed by hooter55
on June 4, 2012
The Village of Cloudcroft is a wonderful place to visit and relax. Time seems to stop and the schedule get thrown out the window. The villagers are very welcoming - helping to make your stay enjoyable. There are not long lines at the restaurants or in the shops. People seem to be there to anticipate your every need, but allow you to explore on your own.
Reviewed by rcook
on June 1, 2012
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