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New Mexico Rails-to-Trails

4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, NM
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Cloud Climbing in Cloudcroft

I did the Cloud Climbing Trestle Trail which takes you to the rebuilt trestle over Mexican Canyon... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
44dave56
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Placitas, New Mexico
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Beautiful and historic

My husband and I took the New Mexico Rails-to-Trails from Trestle recreation area (rebuilt depot... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
M J
,
Austin, Texas
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  • Average5%
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Travellers talk about
“the main road” (2 reviews)
“hiking trail” (2 reviews)
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4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, NM
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"rails to trails"
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"the main road"
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"hiking trail"
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"snow and ice"
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"recreation area"
in 4 reviews
"on site"
in 2 reviews
"train trestle"
in 3 reviews
"great trails"
in 2 reviews
"miles round trip"
in 2 reviews
"nice view"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful hike"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 2 reviews
"white sands national monument"
in 2 reviews
"interpretive signs"
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"easy trail"
in 2 reviews
"be aware"
in 2 reviews
"canyon"
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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
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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

Thank M J
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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
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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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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We were lucky enough to go through the historic route, which isn't always open. Bonnie, the woman who owns the land was on her front porch, and we enjoyed talking with her. It was a beautiful hike, easy enough for our three-year-old and five-year-old. There...More

1  Thank Martin B
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

There are actually two access points to see the trestle. One off of Hwy 82, which provides wonderful views down the canyon to White Sands, and one further up the highway which gives access to a hiking trail. From that end you can hike down...More

3  Thank Laura N
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

This trestle is very interesting--offers some unique photos and is a reminder of the old train service which once served Cloudcroft. There is a pull-off on the main road where you can see the trestle nicely. There is also a park and trail associated with...More

Thank Michael N
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Very nice and easy walk to some trestles and also a waterfall which is rare in these mountains. Best walked in the mornings during the summer.

1  Thank sabimax
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Learn about the past origins of Cloudcroft, and view this beautiful bridge. Easy aces from the road! This is the main symbol of Cloudcroft and somewhere you have to go!

Thank Jai100Owen
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Good trails with interesting options. Medium difficulty with great scenery. Make sure and visit ranger station for info.

Thank Bob H
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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.
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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
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Hwhire22
28 November 2017|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so.
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