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New Mexico Rails-to-Trails

4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, NM
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My Happy Place

I’ve been coming here for over 20 years, it offers wonderful hiking trails and stunning views. When... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jennifer C
via mobile
If you're a railroad enthusiast then don't miss the Mexican Canyon Trestle

This wooden railroad trestle is not only historic but very photogenic. Hiking to the viewing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia C
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  • Excellent57%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“the main road” (2 reviews)
“hiking trail” (2 reviews)
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4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, NM
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"rails to trails"
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"the main road"
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"hiking trail"
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"snow and ice"
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"recreation area"
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"on site"
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"train trestle"
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"great trails"
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"miles round trip"
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"beautiful hike"
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"beautiful area"
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"white sands national monument"
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"interpretive signs"
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"easy trail"
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"be aware"
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"canyon"
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Patricia C
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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

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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

1  Thank M J
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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

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

To see the effort and work that went into bringing a railroad up to 9000 feet, spanning several canyons and nearly impossible grades was awe inspiring. I wish the train still ran, I would have loved to arrive by steam train!

1  Thank tridcod
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

We were lucky enough to go through the historic route, which isn't always open. Bonnie, the woman who owns the land was on her front porch, and we enjoyed talking with her. It was a beautiful hike, easy enough for our three-year-old and five-year-old. There...More

1  Thank Martin B
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

There are actually two access points to see the trestle. One off of Hwy 82, which provides wonderful views down the canyon to White Sands, and one further up the highway which gives access to a hiking trail. From that end you can hike down...More

3  Thank Laura N
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

This trestle is very interesting--offers some unique photos and is a reminder of the old train service which once served Cloudcroft. There is a pull-off on the main road where you can see the trestle nicely. There is also a park and trail associated with...More

Thank Michael N
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Very nice and easy walk to some trestles and also a waterfall which is rare in these mountains. Best walked in the mornings during the summer.

1  Thank sabimax
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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.
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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
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Hwhire22
November 27, 2017|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so.
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