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Spectacular View of Tularosa Basin and White Sands

This old Trestle is from a by-gone age reflecting the hard work and dedication to get the logs off... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Evelyn L
Beautiful area....don't pass it by!

The Vista lookout nearby allows you to see the re-built Mexican Canyon Trestle to the east as well... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Becky H
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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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.

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Becky H
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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank flyman1
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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank Karen H
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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Nizwa
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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank josemonterr
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...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank 135PaulM
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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Lee64SS
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Why would you spend energy and money installing a chain link fence on a converted rail on the Mexican Canyon Trestle Trail?

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank KyReserve
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Rails to Trails is a volunteer organization that works in cooperation with other organizations such as the National Forest Service to adapt old railroad right-of-ways into scenic trails. In the Sacrameto Mtns. of New Mexico they have done amazing work clearing trails and renovating old...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Mark R
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Response from A1521MCjenniferc | 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