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“Must hike in Cloudcroft NM”

New Mexico Rails-to-Trails
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Cloudcroft
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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rex l
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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. You can't walk out on the trestle. There is an overlook beside the highway and adjacent hiking trails to access the overlook. Not really a marvel of engineering just another roadside attraction in the desert southwest.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank David J
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank IndySig
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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 on the history of the railroad.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank A1521MCjenniferc
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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!

Date of experience: June 2018
7  Thank Patricia C
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