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New Mexico Rails-to-Trails

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Address: 4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, NM

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A great "get out and stretch point" on the drive

This place has great views of Alamogordo and more. REMEMBER the turn off is easy going up the mountain but very hard and busy coming down the mountain! Stop get out let the kids... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rich n
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has great views of Alamogordo and more. REMEMBER the turn off is easy going up the mountain but very hard and busy coming down the mountain! Stop get out let the kids run, also there is seating and fun facts about trains

1 Thank rich n
El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Nice picture opportunity and interesting information on the establishment of the railroad in that area. Nice, well kept and definitely worth stopping by for some nice pictures.

Thank GreatApetito
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7 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This old Trestle is from a by-gone age reflecting the hard work and dedication to get the logs off of the Sacramento Mountain top to the mill. The trail itself is a moderate challenge because of the altitude. The village of Cloudcroft is just above the Trestle Trail and is now rated at #4 best small town to visit in... More 

Thank Evelyn L
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Vista lookout nearby allows you to see the re-built Mexican Canyon Trestle to the east as well as White Sands National Park to the west through the Mexican Canyon. The view is ever changing depending on the weather.

2 Thank beckybh1950
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This trail offers a fairly easy walking path with fantastic views of the White Sands desert and Alamorgordo, NM. Several stopping points along the trail to take in the views. If you stay on the trail long enough you will come to the train trestle which also offers a great view of the area, T?here is also a small stream... More 

3 Thank Ralph W
Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The trail was well-marked and maintained.The signage was helpful in explaining what you're looking at and the history of the area. The actual trail is fairly short, but can be lengthened by adding connecting trails. Parts of the trails are quite scenic and offer views of the valleys below. The trail follows the rail bed of the Cloud Climbing Railroad,... More 

4 Thank Karen H
Houston, TX
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

From the Depot, I hiked a combination of the T5001, 5001C and 5002 trails to/from Cloudcroft. In general, the trail(s) are well marked. The Mexican Canyon Trestle overlook provided a nice view of the trestle. Trees were changing color, a couple deer passed across the trail and distant views of the valley and White Sands - provided for an enjoyable... More 

2 Thank Nizwa
Alto, New Mexico
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We visited and were not impress with the place ,we think that it needs more information and easier access to enter and exit the site from the opposite side of the road ,is a dangerous entry and exit if you are not on the same side of the road of the place's entrance..

Thank josemonterr
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197 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

There's a lot of trails that all connect in this area, many can be accessed from the Trestle Recreation Area. I hiked a few miles of them, though they were quite steep in places it was a very enjoyable area to walk around. The trail that ends at one end of the old Railway Trestle gives a good view of... More 

3 Thank Paul M
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The hike has a few strenuous portions, partial ups and downs, and the best part on the old rail road bed. The trestle and view at the end is great. Myself and my wife are in our late 60's; so if we can do, just about anyone can.👍

2 Thank Lee64SS

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