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Address: 4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, NM
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A fine family afternoon --

Easy to moderate hiking close to town; enjoyed seeing a bit of the old railroad. Lots of parking at the railhead and easy to follow maps for those less experienced trail walkers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Easy to moderate hiking close to town; enjoyed seeing a bit of the old railroad. Lots of parking at the railhead and easy to follow maps for those less experienced trail walkers.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a beautiful area along a historic highway and situated just outside of Cloudcroft. The scenery is stunning, the air is clear and the temperatures are very inviting in the summer. Definitely worth stopping if you are in the area.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was a great hike for our family of four, including our two sons (9 and 12). It was a good length, and the trestle was very cool. We went in the late afternoon, and it was nice and cool as well.

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The wooden structure is a marvel of oily darkened beams. It really takes you back in time. You can see the structure from the main highway from a lookout, but if you have a couple of hours I really recommend the hike into the woods that ends at the Rail bridge. It is so green and beautiful and then it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We live in Cloudcroft and really enjoy our local trails. They are well maintained. and the vistas are amazing.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Friends told me about the Rails-to-Trails restored railroad trestle just outside of Cloudcroft. As the railroad developers added a great railroad resort to their logging venture, including the world's highest golf course (at that time) during the turn of the century, it is great that there is still the opportunity to see how the rails looked to those who originally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Wonderful hike, we went early in the morning and the weather was wonderful. The trail is nicely maintained and easy to navigate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Nice to see this historic structure saved for future generations. Nice view of the bridge on one side and white sands on the other. Quick stop on the eastbound route. Worth the time!

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Access to this exceptionally well-preserved & renovated site is primarily on US82, either Eastbound (uphill) from AlamogordoNM or Westbound (downhill) from CloudcroftNM. You can also hike/bike a trail from the old railway station/park on the edge of CloudcroftNM, which is less convenient due to more difficulty. Regardless of how you access, the site is an enchanting reminder of long ago,... More 

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Portales, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We love the trails around the old Mexican Canyon Railroad Trestle. We usually hike there at least once a year. There are trails for all levels of hikers. I would really recommend hiking here.

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