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New Mexico Rails-to-Trails

4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, NM
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Cloudcroft
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A beautiful hike that is not too difficult. I made it with a 70 year old friend who is in OK shape, but certainly not "fit." He handled it well. It is downhill to the trestle, so that half of the walk is easy. The uphill hike back to the station is the more challenging part of the walk, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Beautiful, scenic, a pretty good history lesson. If you are a flat - lander (live a sea level) remember to pace yourself and drink a lot of water. 10,000 ft. is hard on the lungs, muscles and brains!

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

On the way to Cloudcroft the views from this scenic pullover were breathtaking. The engineering and building of this railroad track - on the side of a mountain- must have been by fearless men. There was a lookout area that stuck out over the forest that was great for picture taking. If you are afraid of heights you might have... More

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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I hike this 3-5 times a week every season but winter. if you get out early, it's not unusual to see deer or elk and it has a great view a few hundred yards above the Muchachita st parking lot. Too icy in the winter, but if you access the trail from the village via Osha Trail st, behind Remax,... More

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Portales, New Mexico, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

I almost always go to the trestle trail when I am in the area. We usually pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenery. It doesn't matter how many times you go, it is always fun. Hiking can be a little difficult at almost 9000ft, but it is worth it.

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Carlsbad New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have hiked this trail before, and it is always worth a revisit. It was HOT on the day we went, so be sure and take along some extra water. We enjoyed the little picnic area too.

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Illinois
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We hiked to the overview of the Mexican trestle and back to the trailhead. Round trip hike was about 2.5 miles and took us a little over an hour. (50 somethings from sea level) Some up and downs but anybody in reasonable shape can do this hike. Pretty overlooks of valley, broken down S trestle, railroad cuts through the rock... More

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Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a little-discovered jewel in southern New Mexico. High above the desert, at 8-11,000 feet, you are in a completely different ecological zone than Alamogordo down in the basin, 35 miles away. The railroads that used to carry ore, coal, and people down and up the steep face of the Sacramento Mountains are long gone, but some of the... More

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Tularosa, New Mexico
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116 reviews 116 reviews
46 attraction reviews
1,549 helpful votes 1,549 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

nice high altitude picnic and hiking area ! we have hiked the The Tressel Trail many times its a nice little hike, lots of woods, wildlife, views, etc. we have had several cook outs here , this is a nice place to spend the day outside with family, friends, or just buy your self, its also a great place to... More

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El Paso, Texas
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164 reviews 164 reviews
60 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Forest and desert. If you love to hike, then you will like these trails. I was suprised that there is so much to see in New Mexico.

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