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New Mexico Rails-to-Trails

4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, NM
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I wish it was still running!

To see the effort and work that went into bringing a railroad up to 9000 feet, spanning several... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
tridcod
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Annandale, New Jersey
Rails-to-Trails historic route

We were lucky enough to go through the historic route, which isn't always open. Bonnie, the woman... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Martin B
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“great hike” (5 reviews)
“old railway” (3 reviews)
“the main road” (2 reviews)
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4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, NM
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Reviewed 19 September 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
Reviewed 10 September 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
Reviewed 26 August 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

2  Thank Laura N
Reviewed 31 July 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
Reviewed 17 July 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.

Thank sabimax
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Learn about the past origins of Cloudcroft, and view this beautiful bridge. Easy aces from the road! This is the main symbol of Cloudcroft and somewhere you have to go!

Thank Jai100Owen
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Good trails with interesting options. Medium difficulty with great scenery. Make sure and visit ranger station for info.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This is worth an hour or so stop. The scenery is astonishing and the hikes breath-taking (literally, if you're walking, have your lungs in shape up there!) The interpretive signs are informative without being intrusive. The teens went running around of course, while we enjoyed...More

Thank Birdsong859
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This hike is a short distance from Cloudcroft, well marked with the historical details of the railroad trellis system. The Lincoln Forest walk was beautiful as we climbed about 800 feet elevation for a 3 mile loop trail. The vistas of White Sands National Monument...More

Thank LindaTravels_11
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This place has great views of Alamogordo and more. REMEMBER the turn off is easy going up the mountain but very hard and busy coming down the mountain! Stop get out let the kids run, also there is seating and fun facts about trains

1  Thank rich n
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Gloria T
13 January 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
27 November 2017|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so.
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UrmiPT
15 September 2017|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the year. Varies greatly from year to year.
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