Couldcroft: Alamogordo to Cloudcroft is a 20 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Alamogordo, NM that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
US 82 - Alamogordo to Cloudcroft
Beautiful drive up the mountain. It really is amazing how quickly the scenery changes from desert scrub to dense alpine forest. Plenty of trails and outlook points on the way.
There's a badass waterfall here! Wish you had pictures of it. Or I wish I knew how to upload mine!
This is quite a drive! Starting at Alamogordo, you gain some 4,000' of elevation in about 20 miles! Not bad, if you're in a car; but it can put a strain on an RV or pickup pulling a 5th wheel.