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Moderate Climb

This is pleasant, but moderately challenging 1 mile trail from the Overlook to the Mexican Canyon... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Townley C
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Pretty amazing

Really cool to see this old trestle bridge and read about the logging cars. Scary!!!! I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
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4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, NM
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

This is pleasant, but moderately challenging 1 mile trail from the Overlook to the Mexican Canyon Trestle. Not suitable for people with walking limitations.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Townley C
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Really cool to see this old trestle bridge and read about the logging cars. Scary!!!! I enjoyed seeing this a lot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Statia
Reviewed October 13, 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
Reviewed August 27, 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....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank David J
Reviewed June 30, 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
Reviewed June 14, 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...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank A1521MCjenniferc
Reviewed June 5, 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
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

I did the Cloud Climbing Trestle Trail which takes you to the rebuilt trestle over Mexican Canyon. This was part of the rail line that transported lumber from Cloudcroft over 9000 ft to Alamogordo some nearby 5000 feet below. Stared at the renovated Train Depot...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 44dave56
Reviewed March 17, 2018

My husband and I took the New Mexico Rails-to-Trails from Trestle recreation area (rebuilt depot building) to the old Trestle. We took the fastest route about 2 miles round trip (in and out) using Trail T5001B to T5001. There are a few trails in this...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank M J
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Alamogordo and decided to explore Cloudcroft area. Trails are well marked at the trailheads and along the routes. We hiked in snow and ice when in shade so glad we brought walking sticks and wore good boots. Saw a half dozen...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from A1521MCjenniferc | Reviewed this property |
Not a train ride but hiking trails.
Rachel C
April 29, 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
January 12, 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