Sunspot Scenic Byway: Cloudcroft to Sunspot is a 17 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cloudcroft, NM. The trail is primarily used for hiking, scenic driving, and off road driving and is accessible year-round. 17.0 miles Out & Back hiking off road driving scenic driving Hide Map Expand Map Sign up now to see this map! Reviews (2)Photos (4)Recordings (1)Kevin Knight3 years agoscenic drivingas you are driving along each sign you pass is a planet and they are spaced apart to scale from how far each planet really is from the next. Theres 4 parking spots at different segments of the rim trail and also a few really cool camping spots. And of course the observatory is a nice rreat at the end. There's a great view of the entire basin from thereKristi Hines5 years agoscenic drivingThis is a great winding road through the forest. Minimal overlooks but maximum hiking opportunities. Plus the sunspot solar observatory is interesting, not really designed for visitors but still worth it to take a look.