I been investigating which town is the best to stay in next week even though Ive been to Ruidoso,but i have not been to cloudcroft. I might think cloudcroft is more lush with pines because of their elevation. Which town looks the nicest? When I went to Ruidoso a lot of things that looked cool to do or go to like a museum was expensive. Is cloudcroft better for hiking and biking,etc..outside activities.Plus eating in Ruidoso is a rip off in some of the restaurants.Plus is Ruidoso's forest really dry now? Maybe cloudcroft is better. You help me decide the cheapest,best,best lodging,nicest town,Cloudcroft or Ruidoso?