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

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Coming Events

April 3, 2021 – Easter Egg Hunt
May 29030, 2021 – Mayfair Juried Art Show
July 3, 2021 – July 4 – Parade and Street Dance
July 10-11, 2021 – July Jamboree Art Fair
August 6-8, 2021 – Art and Wine in the Cool Pines
September 4-5, 2021 – Labor Day Hoopla
September 17, 2021 – Lumberjack Day
October 16-17, 2021 – Aspencade Tours
October 23, 2021 – Harvest Fest
November 20, 2021 – Santaland
November 26-27, 2021 – Christmas Market
December 18, 2021 – Santaland
December 4, 2021- Lighted Christmas Trail


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The Trial of Billy the Kid

The Trial of Billy the Kid

Killing Pat Garrett, The Wild West's Most Famous Lawman - Murder or Self-Defense?

Billy the Kid's Grave - A History of the Wild West’s Most Famous Death Marker

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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.

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.

Cloudcroft Online Newsletter

Past issues are available here.