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Trestle Recreation Area

Village of Cloudcroft, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
+1 575-434-7200
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Beautiful

This is a great spot to enjoy a picnic or take a walk to stretch your legs. The trails are easy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jennifer C
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Nice hikes for all ages

Beautiful scenery, well maintained paths and not too long of hikes for those who only want to hike... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James K
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Village of Cloudcroft, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
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+1 575-434-7200
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great spot to enjoy a picnic or take a walk to stretch your legs. The trails are easy, wonderful overlooks and a perfect place to enjoy nature.

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery, well maintained paths and not too long of hikes for those who only want to hike a little bit.

Thank James K
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Even if you are not a railroad buff (which I am not), this is an interesting hike, or rather, system of hiking trails. Nice views, well-maintained trails, an interesting ruins and plaques explaining them. Quite a job getting trains up and over the pass here!...More

Thank Robert J
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a picnic and a short hike since we have 2 small kids. We had a blast. There are nice bathroom facilities and a couple of trails you can hike. It is marked really well so you know how far it is to...More

Thank Jessica W
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Very nice scenic area. Good view of the old depot. Good starting point for many beautiful trails through the forest with great views.

Thank sabimax
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

My husband and I spent some time in the Trestle recreation area (rebuilt depot building) in Cloudcroft. We took the fastest route about 2 miles round trip (in and out) using Trail T5001B to T5001 to the old trestle. There are a few trails in...More

Thank M J
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This was a great place to stop and stretch our legs. Views are beautiful and the weather is so gorgeous. Can I also just say that the bathrooms are immaculate and don't smell, that is such an added bonus considering they're basically outhouses. Next time...More

Thank Veronica B
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Cloudcroft is a tiny getaway in the mountains above Alamogordo. Considering that there are no large cities nearby (El Paso is a couple hours), it's no surprise that this town doesn't have more to do. Yet, it's quaint and worth a few hours unless you...More

Thank Gabe10101
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

What a place to hike, absolutely beautiful. We did the bigger loop, it was about 9 miles, its so nice and the trails are easy to follow that it seems a lot shorter than 9 miles, There is shade from the pine trees, and beautiful...More

3  Thank Oscar A
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

We bought Subway sandwiches in Alamogordo, but wanted to eat somewhere outside near Cloudcroft, our home. We chose the Trestle Recreation Area since there were picnic tables there. The area was very clean and the Trestle Trail started just beyond our table area. Several families...More

1  Thank Becky H
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Ashley T
3 June 2018|
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Response from Robert J | Reviewed this property |
yes, I believe so. If you look at the Google maps satellite view, you'll see some elongated parallel parking areas in the picnic area, which I assume you can use when hiking the trails. If these are taken, it isn't far to... More
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kayleigh h
16 September 2015|
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Response from KYCM38 | Reviewed this property |
There are no campgrounds at the Trestle recreation area, but there are many others in Cloudcroft with great hiking too.
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