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New Mexico Rails-to-Trails, Cloudcroft: Address, Phone Number, New Mexico Rails-to-Trails Reviews: 4.5/5

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Kristian T
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Private property issue ruined it
Mar 2021 • Solo
I have heard about this railline for years and finally got to check it out. The original road bed is really step, let alone for a standard Guage rail line. There are a lot of trails zigzagging throughout the area and some of the time I was not sure which was the original rail route. My biggest complaint however, when walking the grade, and there was no doubt this portion was original roadies, there is a fence and gate blocking you from getting to Mexican canyon trestle. We'll now isn't that a load of crap. Warning signs all over and sure enough, a camera looking you right in the face. Seriously? Just sucked all the fun out of an otherwise adventurous trip. Would have gotten 5 stars but for that. ☆☆☆☆
Written March 20, 2021
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MikeB1952
Colorado Springs, CO950 contributions
Great Piece of History
Jan 2020
On the main road between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft, just outside Cloudcroft is a stop-off that overlooks the Trestle with a number of descriptive panels. There down below us is the Trestle. But, there’s no trail to it from this side. On the other end of the Trestle, there’s a trail ending in an overlook of the Trestle. But no access to the Trestle itself. They had had a surprising amount of snow and we thought it better not to try to hike on a snow covered trail. So, the best we could do is to have a look at the Trestle. But not hike on it. Either way, the Trestle is pretty amazing.

Oh, by the way, if you plan to stop off at the Trestle, before you go, do some research on the Web. There's a great history of the railroad going into the mountains first for timbering. Then for tourism. The story is quite interesting.
Written January 18, 2020
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bhorton417
Mayhill, NM6 contributions
Great for history bluffs! Wonderful story.
Apr 2019 • Friends
Super view of the history of this area. Tells the development of the area at the turn of the century. Interesting for sure. Explains the origin of the village area.
Written November 7, 2019
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Fearless10952686520
Center Point, TX61 contributions
Great trail with lots of fall color
Oct 2019
The trail is mostly on the old Cloud-Climbing Railroad bed and is sometimes quite steep but always beautiful as it goes through lovely tall pines with scattered aspens throughout. It passes the collapsed remains of a long S-curved trestle bridge which has a sign explaining its building and history. The trail ends at the intact trestle bridge that you can also see from the highway (US 82), which is 6 stories tall. Again there's a sign explaining it all. A wonderful trail for a short day hike.
Written October 23, 2019
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Cbad4ever
Fort Worth, TX43 contributions
Nice view
Sep 2019 • Couples
Stopped fast to check it out, nice history, restored train tracks. Very little parking and fast traffic coming in to park so watch your kids!
Written October 7, 2019
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Allen T
Bremen, GA72 contributions
Great hike
Aug 2019 • Couples
Great easy hike. We enjoyed spectacular views and learned about the railroad route to Cloudcroft. Would like to continue exploring the area.
Written September 29, 2019
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Chris A
5 contributions
Exhilarating hike to Mexican Canyon trestle
Jul 2019 • Family
We enjoyed a 3 mile morning hike In Cloudcroft and the scenery was fantastic! Be sure to wear closed toe shoes since part of the trail is gravel.
Hike was challenging but you’re rewarded with a fabulous historic trestle bridge at the end!
Written July 16, 2019
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rdp343
North Richland Hills, TX290 contributions
Great hiking
Jul 2019 • Family
We accidentally found this place and got to it too late in the day to make the hike. We came back earlier in the day and made it, after taking the wrong trail.
Written July 3, 2019
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ian a
Rutland, UK102 contributions
Stunning views and good history
May 2019 • Solo
well worth the effort, rewarded with stunning views but beware it is much colder up in the hills than down in the main town of Alamogordo
Written May 10, 2019
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Damien_Collindale
Austin, TX97 contributions
Did both angles.
Mar 2019 • Couples
Saw this from the off road parking and then decided to do the hike to get to the other side which is closer.
It is a good hike, I like little, the elevation is high here and there are some long bouts of up hill but it is a good hike and work it in the end.
Written March 30, 2019
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