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Cloudcroft exists because a 19th railroad needed lumber to make ties. So they built a spur up the side of the mountain to bring logs down to a sawmill. Entrepreneurs also used the spur for sightseers to ride up to the forest and the pines....More
I’ve been coming here for over 20 years, it offers wonderful hiking trails and stunning views. When my husband and I decided to get married we chose the trestle overlook off the road. Definitely a place to stop and experience the views and read up...More
I did the Cloud Climbing Trestle Trail which takes you to the rebuilt trestle over Mexican Canyon. This was part of the rail line that transported lumber from Cloudcroft over 9000 ft to Alamogordo some nearby 5000 feet below.
Stared at the renovated Train Depot...More
My husband and I took the New Mexico Rails-to-Trails from Trestle recreation area (rebuilt depot building) to the old Trestle. We took the fastest route about 2 miles round trip (in and out) using Trail T5001B to T5001. There are a few trails in this...More
We were staying in Alamogordo and decided to explore Cloudcroft area. Trails are well marked at the trailheads and along the routes. We hiked in snow and ice when in shade so glad we brought walking sticks and wore good boots. Saw a half dozen...More
To see the effort and work that went into bringing a railroad up to 9000 feet, spanning several canyons and nearly impossible grades was awe inspiring.
I wish the train still ran, I would have loved to arrive by steam train!
The parking area isn't really designed for vehicles towing anything. Even some of the longer pickups stick out of some of the parking spaces a little bit. There are only about eight parking spaces at the trestle vista spot... More
The parking area isn't really designed for vehicles towing anything. Even some of the longer pickups stick out of some of the parking spaces a little bit. There are only about eight parking spaces at the trestle vista spot on the way up to Cloudcroft. There is another spot up closer to Cloudcroft called the Trestle Recreation Area. There might be enough space in that parking lot but I haven't been there in a long time. There are hiking trails from that area down to the railroad trestle if you are up for hiking.