Spring Break in Cloudcroft is for Nature Lovers

March 2, 2015 in Blog

Get out of the city and commune with Mother Nature. Cloudcroft, New Mexico, is the ideal spring break destination for nature lovers. You can spend your spring break vacation in a lovely, rustic cabin and enjoy mountain biking, hiking and other outdoor activities in nearby Lincoln "spring break"National Forest.

Lincoln National Forest

Cloudcroft is located just a short drive from the Sacramento Ranger District of Lincoln National Forest. There are more than 548,800 acres for you to explore.

This forest district also is home to Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine, aspen and oak trees; a variety of birds; Blue Columbine, Alpine Daisy, Penstemon and Larkspur wild flowers; and wildlife such as white-tailed deer, black bears and Rocky Mountain elk.

Hiking Trails

Sacramento Ranger District of Lincoln National Forest has a large variety of hiking trails. Many of the trails are ideal for day-hiking and backpacking. They range in length and difficulty from the easy 1.4-mile Sunspot Trail to the difficult 7.3-mile long Alamo Canyon Trail.

Click for a map of Sacramento Ranger District hiking trails.

Take a Scenic Drive

Photographers will love the opportunity to take pictures of the beautiful nature scenery in and around Cloudcroft and the Lincoln National Forest.

"cloudcroft railroad" vacation trails Cloudcroft "new mexico"As you drive along U.S. 82, northwest of Cloudcroft you’ll see the Mexican Canyon Trestle. This historic railroad trestle is the largest of its kind. Take a picnic and spend the day at the Trestle Recreation Area. There are day-hiking trails, as well as picnic tables and restroom facilities.

Other areas such as Mexican Canyon Trestle, Haynes, Cathey and Nelson Canyon Vistas have stunning views.

Mountain Biking

Mountain bikers will love spending spring break in Cloudcroft. There are more than 8 miles of trails just north of Cloudcroft. You can also try mountain biking trails such as the Old Cloudcroft Highway Trail or Apple Tree Canyon Trail in Lincoln National Forest.

Vacation Rentals

The best part of spending spring break in Cloudcroft is that after a day of hiking and mountain biking, you can return to a comfortable cabin, like Whispering Pines for a hot bath and dinner.

Nature lovers will love staying at Cloudcroft’s Spruce Cabins in the Lincoln National Forest. These cozy mountain cabins are available in sizes suited for couples or a group or family.

Cabin #4 sleeps up to four people, with a queen-size sofa sleeper, a bedroom with a queen bed and a 3/4 bath. The cabin also has a full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove and dishes and pots and pans, as well as cable TV, microwave, coffee maker, an iron and ironing board.

Contact Amigo Realty for more information about spring break vacation rentals in Cloudcroft, New Mexico.

Mountain Biking in Cloudcroft, New Mexico

September 28, 2012 in Blog

"mountain bike" mountains "new mexico" vacationLet’s say you’re thinking about planning a little New Mexico mountain vacation—renting a vacation cabin, sitting on the deck, maybe eating at a local restaurant… but what else? If you don’t live in Cloudcroft, you might wonder what there is to do in a little mountain village in southern New Mexico, besides look at some beautiful scenery and browse some fun boutiques. Well, of course there are some great hiking trails, and horseback riding, and you can also play golf at the Lodge Resort, but if you’re looking for a little excitement, Cloudcroft is close to a lot of great mountain biking run.

You’ll find eight trails that are nearby, ranging in skill level from super-easy to advanced; most of the eight are good for intermediate riders. Pumphouse Ridge, for example, is great for anyone who’s never tried the sport before, and if that’s you, you’ll want to save the High Altitude Racing Loop for "high altitude" cloudcroft vacation "mountain bike"when you’re a lot more experienced. Wills Canyon is another popular easy ride, and the Rim Trail is about thirty-two miles of some cool switchbacks and down-hill cruises that are great for the journeyman biker.

A great resource for mountain biking in Cloudcroft is the High Altitude Bike Shop. It has a ton of great gear for sale or rent, plus it offers regular riding groups, depending on the season. The folks at High Altitude can also set you up with disc golf supplies, too!

A Cloudcroft vacation is great for relaxing, but if you’re the type who doesn’t like to sit still for too long, you’ll find some thrills here, too. Call us if you’d like to rent a cabin and do some riding this fall!