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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.