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Pretty amazing

Really cool to see this old trestle bridge and read about the logging cars. Scary!!!! I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Portal, Arizona
Must hike in Cloudcroft NM

This was an awesome hike with great views along the trail. The view from the road does not do... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
rex l
Willis, Texas
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4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, NM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really cool to see this old trestle bridge and read about the logging cars. Scary!!!! I enjoyed seeing this a lot.

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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This was an awesome hike with great views along the trail. The view from the road does not do justice to the trestle and enjoying nature.

Thank rex l
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We hiked multi Le trails out of Cloudcroft last year and were so impressed with the trails and the amenities that the RtT program supports.

2  Thank IndySig
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This wooden railroad trestle is not only historic but very photogenic. Hiking to the viewing platform at the other end was worth the 2.5 mile (roundtrip) hike and you get great views for your trouble!

7  Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 44dave56
Reviewed 18 March 2018

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

2  Thank M J
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

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

Thank AlaskaMarion
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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!

1  Thank tridcod
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5 July 2018|
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Response from Jennifer C | Reviewed this property |
Not a train ride but hiking trails.
Rachel C
30 April 2018|
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Response from Laura N | Reviewed this property |
I've hiked in both. If it has rained recently boots are better.
Gloria T
13 January 2018|
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Response from Laura N | Reviewed this property |
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