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New Mexico Rails-to-Trails

4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, NM
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Gorgeous photo ops!

This is worth an hour or so stop. The scenery is astonishing and the hikes breath-taking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
United States
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Beautiful short, yet challenging hike with historical punch!

This hike is a short distance from Cloudcroft, well marked with the historical details of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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3 weeks ago
“Gorgeous photo ops!”
3 weeks ago
“Beautiful short, yet challenging hike with historical punch!”
4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, NM
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth an hour or so stop. The scenery is astonishing and the hikes breath-taking (literally, if you're walking, have your lungs in shape up there!) The interpretive signs are informative without being intrusive. The teens went running around of course, while we enjoyed...More

Thank Birdsong859
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike is a short distance from Cloudcroft, well marked with the historical details of the railroad trellis system. The Lincoln Forest walk was beautiful as we climbed about 800 feet elevation for a 3 mile loop trail. The vistas of White Sands National Monument...More

Thank LindaTravels_11
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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
Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 10 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

Thank Evelyn L
Reviewed 13 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
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

3  Thank Ralph W
Reviewed 29 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

4  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 14 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

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

Thank josemonterr
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Anyone know if it will be snowing during this time?
16 November 2016|
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Response from Wildbluyonder | Reviewed this property |
It should be beautiful in Cloudcroft this time of the year, Venerand! Be sure to bring along sweaters and sweatshirts though because the nights will drop into the 30s and 20s, probably. It's been pretty dry in that part of... More