There are LOTS of things to do in and around Cloudcroft.
Come see for yourself!
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Apache Point Observatory
P.O. Box 950, Sunspot NM 88349
Phone: 575-437-6822

Cloudcroft Light Opera Company
Join Cloudcroft Light Opera Company for melodramas and murder mysteries. Boo the villain and cheer the hero or try your skills at figuring out whodunit.
Phone: 575-682-2042

Desert Lakes Golf Course
Desert Lakes Golf Course, a challenging yet interesting and fun public golf course that caters to all levels of players. Come see Desert Lakes, the jewel of the Sacramento’s ! 2351 Hamilton Dr. Desert Lakes is an 18 hole golf course with PGA of America Professional Grant M. Dalpes
Phone: 575-437-0290

If you like to geocache, then get ready to find some treasures all over the mountain! There are several within 5 miles of Cedar Lodge and Fawn Passage – just gotta find them. 🙂

Cloudcroft Ice Rink
An outdoor ice rink with ice skate rentals, warming hut, snack bar and tube rentals. By the way, this is the only natural ice rink in the state, and the southernmost natural ice rink in the country!
Phone: 575-682-4585 or 575-682-1229

Lincoln National Forest Recreation
Developed Recreation Sites: Silver, Saddle, and Apache Sleepy Grass, Deerhead and Pines Campgrounds. Enjoy excellent hiking trails with breathtaking scenery throughout the Lincoln National Forest, all levels of difficulty, including handicapped. For trail guides and maps as well as up-to-the-minute forest conditions, stop in at the Sacramento Ranger District Office, 61 Curlew, Cloudcroft.
Phone: 575-682-2551 Monday through Friday

New Mexico Rails-To-Trails Assoc.
Converting abandoned railroad lines located in the Sacramento Mountains of Southern New Mexico into multi-use, multi-access recreational trails. Combining such trails with other trails to provided a fifty mile long loop trail that will lead from Cloudcroft to Sunspot to Oliver Lee State park to Alamogordo to La Luz to High Rolls and back to Cloudcroft. Facilitating similar trail building efforts throughout New Mexico and eventually connecting all such trails to create a statewide rails-trails system. NMRTA now has 450 business, family and individual members located all over the United States.
Phone: 575-682-3040

Ponderosa Pines Golf Course
Ponderosa Pines is a 9 hole golf course, elevation 8000ft. Only 9 miles from Cloudcroft on Hwy. 130. A cool place to play golf on a tought little course (9 holes). Reasonable rates, friendly people, relaxing atmosphere for golf and reunions. Come on out your cart is waiting.
Phone: 575-682-2995

Runyan Ranches
Fresh local fruit in season. Many jellies, jams & preserves, canned vegetables & fruit, plus dried fruit and an assortment of nuts. Cold apple & cherry cider. Cokes, novelty & gift items. Located on Hwy. 82 just 40 miles east of Cloudcroft (approx 32 mi east of Cedar Lodge). Runyan Ranches also offers Horseback riding by appointment, on-site fishing, and a petting zoo for the kids. Open daily. However, during the winter months of January and February, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If the weather is bad, call first to make sure they’re open!
Phone: 575-687-3330

Ski Apache
Southern New Mexico’s Premier Winter Resort. The area features 55 trails on 750 acres with 1,900 feet of vertical, served by 10 lifts. Amenities include Ski & Snowboard School, Ski & Snowboard Rentals, a Sport Shop, a Bar, Two Restaurants, Three Snack Bars and Two Outdoor Grills. Call for the snow report – 577-257-9001
Phone: 575-464-3600

Ski Cloudcroft
Double chairlift, beginner tows school rentals. Snack bar, vertical drop 700ft, snowboarding, tubing with elevations of 8,350 – 9,050ft. Ski Cloudcroft also hosts summer events.
Phone: 575-682-2333

The Lodge Golf Course
One of America’s highest elevation courses, noted for its scenic beauty. Located next to the historic Lodge.
Phone: 575-682-2566 or 575-682-2098