Information you need to plan activities in and around Cloudcroft is listed here. Among the many outdoor activities you can participate in are hiking, fishing, golf, hunting, skiing, biking, and horse riding.

The scenery on the hiking trails is quite breathtaking.

A World of Diversions

At 9,000 feet above sea level, The Lodge Golf Course is one of the highest and most unique 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.
In addition to golf, The Lodge offers activities for all seasons. Onsite amenities include: swimming, dry sauna, hot tub, spa services, exercise room, snowmobiling, snow tubing, hiking, cross country skiing, lawn games, mountain biking, and shopping.

Mountain Foto

For over ten years, one of Cloudcroft’s most popular visitor stops. Get your picture made in authentic period costumes. One person or a whole family. It is a memento from your trip to Cloudcroft that will give you lasting memories for years to come. No appointment needed. Just drop into Mountain Foto on historic Burro Street. We’re open 7 days a week. Email:

High Altitude

Mountain bike sales and rentals. Lots of beautiful places to explore around Cloudcroft on a bike. The High Altitude Classic Bike Event is May 20-21. Outdoor gear – Winter wear – Imports. Matt and Traci Willett. (575) 682-1229 or

Ski Palace

Furnishing snow-play enthusiasts with the best in equipment and apparel for over 20 years. We have all the major brands and can fit you for a trip to Ski Apache the day before so there’s no waiting in rental lines. Whether you’re buying or renting, the best equipment and best prices are at Ski Palace. Located on Hwy 82 in Cloudcroft. See our Web Site for more information.

Harry Wood Guide and Outfitter

New Mexico Big Game Hunts: Elk, Mule Deer, Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey. High success, excellent guides. Bow, rifle, muzzleloader. Contact Harry Wood Guide and Outfitter, 5244 CR 149, Centerville, TX 75833, (903) 536-7130. Web site: Harry Wood Guides

Gillespie Ranch

Gillespie Ranch is a working cattle ranch in which there is an RV park with horse pens and a new cozy cabin. So, bring your horses or ATV´s and ride for miles in the cool tall pines. Hunters are also welcome. There are trophy elk and deer, mountain lion, bear, and turkey. A roping arena and round pen are also available, as are riding lessons.

For information, visit our Web Site, call (575) 687-3732, or email Susan and Kent Gillespie, owners. 562 Walker Canyon Rd, Mayhill, NM. 88339

Lazy Day Cabins and RV Hideaway
“Best Views on the Mountain”

Hold your family reunion or church retreat in our large covered Pavilion, with its fully-equipped and enclosed kitchen. We´re located just off Hwy 82 at mile marker 29, between Cloudcroft and Mayhill. For more information, call (575) 687-3693, email, or visit our Web Site.

Cloudcroft Light Opera Company

A community theater group that performs melodrama and Vaudeville. Several productions each year. For information on CLOC’s next performance, contact the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce at (575) 682-2733.

Cloudcroft High School

Cloudcroft High School has their own Web Site. Curious? Check it out!