Cloudcroft, NM, USA

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Cloudcroft, NM, USA

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Stay 9,000 feet above stress level in Cloudcroft

See for yourself why the locals like to say that Cloudcroft is 9,000 feet above stress level. Surrounded by 480,000 acres of open forest, explore high altitude terrain and come back down to enjoy the laid-back charm of this mountain village. Unique shops and restaurants are yours to discover here. Stay put or venture out to take in numerous family-friendly natural and cultural attractions. Cloudcroft vacation rentals include cozy cabins and spacious retreats with modern amenities that provide a haven and home base.

Above and below the clouds of Cloudcroft

Hiking and bird watching, mountain biking, and horseback riding in summer, or cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice skating in winter, outdoor fun is what makes Cloudcroft vacation rentals cool. Not to mention the area’s 8 golf courses! Soak up some history at regional museums and monuments, and get a newfound appreciation for the heritage of this pioneer village. If R&R is what you’re really after, enjoy the mountain views from any relaxing spot you choose; there is no shortage of options here. At any time of the year, Cloudcroft is a truly incredible part of the “Land of Enchantment.”

Sand dunes on the other side of the Cloudcroft forest

Cloudcroft is a nature-lovers’ delight, but it also has much more to offer in the town and nearby areas. Get outside and immerse yourself in the natural surroundings, pick up eclectic finds in Cloudcroft stores, and savor the selections at local eateries. Learn more about the logging and railroad history of this area at the local museum, or check out the Space Museum, the Toy Train Depot, and the Alameda Park Zoo in nearby Alamogordo. For adults, head on over to the Noisy Water Winery and sample the delicious local produce.

Cool summers and perfect winter weather in Cloudcroft

Whatever outdoor sport or activity you’re a fan of, Cloudcroft vacation rentals have the perfect all year-round climate. Summer temperatures typically stay in the cool 70s, and winter boasts crisp snow days ranging from the high teens to the low 40s. The weather here is temperate, so visiting in spring and fall is also a great idea. May through October is the traditional high season here, launching with the May Day festival and closing with Oktoberfest, both at Zenith Park. A charming mountain gem, Cloudcroft, welcomes visitors at any time of the year.

Forest and cool desert sand in Cloudcroft

Mountain scenery is the highpoint of Cloudcroft. Fir, pine, aspen, and oak trees shelter the hiking trails, and blue columbine, purple thistle, alpine daisy, and larkspur wildflowers carpet the forest floor. Deer, raccoons, turkeys, and humming birds are just some of the animals here. Nearby White Sands National Monument boasts a contrasting sand dune ecosystem, featuring the raised Interdune Boardwalk and Dune Life Nature Trail, both dotted with interactive exhibits on indigenous wildlife. Even when the sun is shining bright, the gypsum sand stays cool between the toes, and the U.S. National Park rangers here lead daily sunset strolls through the dunes.