Cloudcroft: Alamogordo to Cloudcroft

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Cloudcroft: Alamogordo to Cloudcroft is a 19.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Alamogordo, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
19.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4753 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

scenic driving

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US 82 - Alamogordo to Cloudcroft

scenic driving
2 months ago

Have driven this road several times. Always a pleasure to drive.

scenic driving
Sunday, August 28, 2016

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.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

There's a badass waterfall here! Wish you had pictures of it. Or I wish I knew how to upload mine!

scenic driving
Saturday, May 04, 2013

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.