The relaxing, "small town" high altitude mountain atmosphere provides natives and visitors alike with the rich history of the region and the warm, friendly feeling not found anywhere else in the USA.
The Sacramento Mountains are located in the Sacramento Section of the Basin and Range Physiographic Province, known for the range and basin types of surface features that are made up of series of faulted blocks extending from south central New Mexico and southern Arizona to Nevada. A terrific place for geologists, students or just the rock lover in your life!
In and around the Cloudcroft area you will find The Lodge & Resort Spa's highest and most unique golf courses in North America. Built in 1899, the course is governed by the Scottish tradition of playing different tees and separate flags on each hole. This exquisite nine-hole course, when played twice, becomes a challenging 18-hole round. There are rustic shops, several choices in dinning and even a wine and cheese social.
Among the many points of historic and cultural significance in the region is The Sacramento Mountains Historical Society Museum where you can stroll through the Pioneer Village and learn about the early farming and ranching industry and life ways in a rugged log cabin. Research families, individuals or events that helped to shape the spirit of the land. Browse the General Store for nostalgic souvenirs hand crafted by mountain residents. Stage your special event in the lovely Chapel nestled amidst the whispering aspens.
For those who enjoy the great outdoors you can search out all the wildlife to photograph, hike around the mountains or down to several of our waterfalls, or travel up to the caves and repel down.
Try a cycling trip with some of your friends or mountain bike over rough terrains and trails to look out at the majestic scenery below or go to the downhill bike park for some fast action adventure!
The community also feature wonderful events throughout the year. These include the The BAMM Music Festival Fourth of July parade and BBQ with live band, July Jamboree Arts & Crafts Fair, Street Dances, Lumberjack Day, Vintage Car Shows. The Cloudcroft Light Opera Company, a community theater group that performs melodrama and Vaudeville, and many other events.
In the winter, Cloudcroft offers a great many family friendly choices to spend your time. Explore the vast winter wonderland on cross-country skis, tubes, sleds, or snow-mobiles. You can also Ice skate on the village rink, or down hill skiing and snowboarding at Ski Cloudcroft.
For the star seeker in you, The Apache Point Observatory near Cloudcroft, New Mexico, is home of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, one of the most ambitious and influential sky surveys in the history of astronomy.