Welcome to Cloudcroft, New Mexico! We are proud of our 110 year old, unique mountain community which combines the amenities of modern life with our heritage as a pioneer village. Cloudcroft, NM is the travel destination of thousands of visitors each year. In the summer, it is a wonderful place to get away from the heat and enjoy the delightful pleasures of the mountains. In the winter, you can explore the vast wonderland of cross-country skiing, snow mobiling, and ice skating. At any time of the year, Cloudcroft is truly “The Most Enchanting Part of the Land of Enchantment!”

Why Not Make Cloudcroft Your “Vacation Base?”

Cloudcroft, New Mexico is….

  • 40 miles from casino wagering and golf at the Inn of the Mountain Gods.
  • 50 miles from Ruidoso Downs.
  • 16 miles from the Space Museum, Alameda Park Zoo, and Toy Train Depot in Alamogordo.
  • 40 miles from White Sands National Monument.
  • 150 miles from Carlsbad Caverns.
  • 90 miles from El Paso and the Mexican border.
  • Within 50 miles of 8 magnificent golf courses.

History of Cloudcroft

A Cloudcroft Story

Panoramic Photo of Burro Street

2011 Weekly Temperature Charts

2012 Weekly Temperature Charts

2013 Weekly Temperature Charts

2014 Weekly Temperature Charts

2015 Weekly Temperature Charts

Coming Events

May 28-29 – 43rd Annual Mayfair Juried Art Show. Live music, food, and fun for the whole family.

June 4 — At 11 a.m., NM Rails to Trails is hosting a National Trails Day event to celebrate the area’s newest National Historic Site, the trestle on the Brooks property, Cloudcroft. Displays, refreshments, and trail opening. Information… nmrailstotrails.org, nmrailtrails@gmail.com, or call 575-434-1949.

July 9 – July Jamboree

August 6 — Art and Wine in The Pines.

September 3 — Labor Day Hoopla

September 17 –- Lumberjack Day

October 29 — Harvestfest, Great Pumpkin Race

November 26 – Decmber 17 — Santaland

December 3 — Tree Lighting and Parade


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Cloudcroft Chronicles

CLOUDCROFT CHRONICLES is a three volume trilogy of the life and times in a small mountain village as seen through the eyes of CLOUDCROFT ONLINE NEWSLETTER author Don Vanlandingham.

Volume 1 is now in print and available to CLOUDCROFT ONLINE NEWSLETTER and Cloudcroft.com readers and selected retail shops in the Cloudcroft area.

To order by mail, send $35 dollars ($5 covers mailing and handling costs) to:

Don Vanlandingham
Box 98564
Lubbock, Texas 79499

Your book will be autographed unless otherwise requested.

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