Things To Do

Activities and Day Trips

Cloudcroft Attractions

Art Workshops:

Bike Rentals:

Childrens Playground:

  • Zenith Park
  • Cloudcroft Schools
  • Deer Park Depot

Cross-Country Skiing:

  • Lincoln National Forest

Fishing:

Golf:

  • The Lodge, one of the highest golf courses in North America
  • Four other area courses

Hiking: Call the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce for details. 575-682-2733

Ice Skating:

  • The Village

Massage Therapy:

  • The Lodge

Mountain Biking:

  • Call The Lodge Golf Shop or the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce for trails.
  • High Altitude

Museums:

  • Sacramento Mountains Historical Society & Pioneer Village (http://www.cloudcroftmuseum.com/) The Museum has toys created by local artists available in the Museum Shop for less than $25.00.

Outdoor Performances:

Shopping:

  • Burro Avenue: Unique shops full of jewelry, clothing and souvenirs made by local artisans

Skiing:

Tennis:

  • Frazer Courts: no fee, coin operated lights. (Next to Chamber of Commerce.)

Nearby Attractions

Casino: 

  • Casino Apache, located on the scenic Mescalero Apache Reservation, Ruidoso

Events:

  • Pecos River of Lights, holiday light boat tours down the Pecos River, Christmas season only, Carlsbad
  • Flickinger Center for Performing Arts – Theater hosts touring groups from around the world, an annual Tailgate Summer Concert series, and other local events. 1110 New York Avenue; Alamogordo. http://www.flickingercenter.com/  (575-437-2202)
  • Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts – striking 514-seat theater presents drama, music, and dance performances throughout the year. Airport U.S. 220; Alto, NM. http://www.spencertheater.com/(575) 336-4800

Horse Racing:

  • Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Billy the Kid Casino, Ruidoso

Museums:

  • Billy The Kid Historical Center, Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid artifacts, Lincoln
  • Capitan Museum – historic memorabilia and antiques. 416 Fifth Street; Capitan. Open May – October
  • Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso – experience the West through exciting exhibits from early Native Amercian days to the modern world. 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. http://www.hubbardmuseum.org/. (575) 378-4142
  • International UFO Museum & Research Center, life-size UFO replicas, research library and an abduction site map, Roswell
  • Smokey Bear Historical Park & Museum, fire prevention exhibits and Smokey’s grave, Capitan
  • Toy Train Depot Museum and Train Ride: 16-gauge train ride, train display and museum, Alamogordo. An operating model train layout, train rides through Alameda Park. Open Wednesday – Sunday. Alameda Park, Alamogordo. http://www.toytraindepot.homestead.com/. (575) 437-2855
  • Tularos Basin Historical Society Museum – exhibits document the history of the Tularosa Basin. Museum is open daily. Free admission. 1301 North White Sands Blvd.; Alamogordo. http://www.alamogordomuseum.org/ email:tbhs@zianet.com (575) 434-4438
  • Tularosa Village Historical Society – some exhibits on the site’s history before settlement. Maps of the original 1862 49-block town site that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Collections of early settlement memorabilia. U.S. 70, Tularosa. (575) 585-2057

National Monument:

  • White Sands National Monument: 275 square miles of white gypsum sand dunes, some rising 60 feet. Visitor center, hiking trails, scenic drive, daily nature walks, and summer evening campfire programs. Open year-round. 15 miles Southwest of Alamogordo on U.S. 70. www.nps.gov/whsa (575) 679-2599

National Park:

Playground:

  • Kid’s Kingdom: playground, Alamogordo

Planetarium:

  • International Space Hall of Fame to New Mexico Museum of Space History: one of the world’s largest planetariums and omnimax theaters, Alamogordo. http://www.spacefame.org/. (575) 437-2840 or (877) 333-6589

Recreation:

  • Carrizozo Visitor Center – authentic railroad caboose. 8th Street and U.S. 54. http://www.townofcarrizozo.org/ (575) 648-2732
  • Three Rivers Petroglyph – Recreation site with over 21,000 preserved rock carvings. Trails, restrooms, water sources. 17 miles North of Tularosa via U.S. 54 then CR B30 (575) 525-4300.
  • Valley of Fires Recreation Area – extinct lava flows, campsites and nature trails. 3 miles West of Carrizozo on U.S. 380. (575) 648-2241
  • Hondo Iris Farm & Gallery – an Iris farm with a gallery, gift shop, jewelry factory store & more.  Iris bloom April 27 – May 30 with hundred’s of prize winning, spectacular Iris.  Hwy 70 at mile marker 284.  Open Tuesday – Sunday 10AM – 5PM.  Telephone (575) 683-4062 or http://www.aliceseely.com/.

Skiing:

  • Ski Apache, Ruidoso

Solar Observatory:

  • Sunspot Observatory, One of the largest Solar Observatories in the world. Guided tours offered from May through October; available upon request. Self-guided tours and Visitor Center daily, Sunspot. http://www.nso.edu/. (575) 434-7000

Space Trails:

State Park:

  • Oliver Lee Memorial State Park – 640-acre park with a desert garden, two hiking trails, campground, ranch house and more. 12 miles South of Alamogordo, off U.S. Hwy 54. http://www.nmparks.com/. (575) 437-8284

Zoos:

A Landmark Choice Among New Mexico Resorts

Seasoned by a rich and cultured past, The Lodge Resort beckons you with alluring promises of intrigue. But more than that, this magnificent Cloudcroft New Mexico hotel and resort possesses a quality unlike any other retreat. From the turn-of-the-century fire that destroyed the original structure to its ghostly inhabitants to its storied past, our resort offers a haunting presence that can be felt to your very core. Inside its halls, magic moments live again and again – making this a place that never completely leaves your heart. Towering 9.000 feet above sea level, this prestigious New Mexico resort offers leisure and business travelers an entrancing location.

Contact The Lodge:
800-395-6343

601 Corona Place
Cloudcroft, NM 88317

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