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New Mexico Rails-to-Trails

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Address: 4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, NM
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Nice secluded trail

From the Depot, I hiked a combination of the T5001, 5001C and 5002 trails to/from Cloudcroft. In general, the trail(s) are well marked. The Mexican Canyon Trestle overlook... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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Houston, TX
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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

From the Depot, I hiked a combination of the T5001, 5001C and 5002 trails to/from Cloudcroft. In general, the trail(s) are well marked. The Mexican Canyon Trestle overlook provided a nice view of the trestle. Trees were changing color, a couple deer passed across the trail and distant views of the valley and White Sands - provided for an enjoyable... More 

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Alto, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We visited and were not impress with the place ,we think that it needs more information and easier access to enter and exit the site from the opposite side of the road ,is a dangerous entry and exit if you are not on the same side of the road of the place's entrance..

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Scarborough
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

There's a lot of trails that all connect in this area, many can be accessed from the Trestle Recreation Area. I hiked a few miles of them, though they were quite steep in places it was a very enjoyable area to walk around. The trail that ends at one end of the old Railway Trestle gives a good view of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The hike has a few strenuous portions, partial ups and downs, and the best part on the old rail road bed. The trestle and view at the end is great. Myself and my wife are in our late 60's; so if we can do, just about anyone can.👍

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Kentucky
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Why would you spend energy and money installing a chain link fence on a converted rail on the Mexican Canyon Trestle Trail?

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Rails to Trails is a volunteer organization that works in cooperation with other organizations such as the National Forest Service to adapt old railroad right-of-ways into scenic trails. In the Sacrameto Mtns. of New Mexico they have done amazing work clearing trails and renovating old railroad trestles along the path of the old Cloudcroft to Alamogordo railroad. My favorite is... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We did the salado canyon trail that starts in high rolls. We hiked to where we could see the trestle, but did not hike down to it. We used the salado canyon trail to actually hike to the bridal veil falls because it was a mile shorter (3 miles round trip as opposed to 4.) The hike follows the stream... More 

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Little Elm, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We happened on this awesome vista as we were driving by. So glad we stopped. There is some informational plaques and great photo opportunities. It was a crystal clear day and we could see all the way to white sands. The trellis is very cool and the catwalk that goes out over the canyon edge was a unique touch and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is a good, one mile + trail, well-marked through a pine and aspen forest to a beautiful old railway bridge. It's a moderately difficult trek (for lowlanders unused to the 9,000 ft elevation) and a great way to spend the morning. Be sure to bring plenty of drinking water!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Look for the pull off just after mm14 when heading from Cloudcroft to Alamagordo, the pull off is to your left and it is difficult to see the small sign. We enjoyed reading the signs and listening to the wind blowing through the trees. Great view of the trestle bridge and White Sands in the distance.

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