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



  • 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:

  • Spirit of the Mountain Spa at The Lodge

Mountain Biking:


  • Sacramento Mountains Historical Society & Pioneer Village ( The Museum has toys created by local artists available in the Museum Shop for less than $25.00.

Outdoor Performances:


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



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

Nearby Attractions


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


  • 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.  (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. 336-4800

Horse Racing:

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


  • 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. (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. (575) 437-2855
  • Tularosa Basin Historical Society Museum – exhibits document the history of the Tularosa Basin. Museum is open daily. Free admission. 1004 North White Sands Blvd.; Alamogordo. (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. (575) 679-2599

National Park:


  • Kid’s Kingdom: playground, Alamogordo


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


  • Carrizozo Visitor Center – authentic railroad caboose. 8th Street and U.S. 54. (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


  • Ski Apache, Ruidoso
  • Ski Cloudcroft, 2 miles east of Cloudcroft on US Hwy 82. 575-682-2333

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. (575) 437-8284






During this time that we are closed we will be working on renovations and upgrading some of our rooms. We are excited for you to see all the changes we’ll be making! Visit us on Facebook for updates! 


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.






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Cloudcroft, NM 88317

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