Trestle Recreation Area, Cloudcroft

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#71 of 115 in Outdoors in New Mexico
Trestle Recreation Area is located in Cloudcroft. Make Trestle Recreation Area a centerpiece of your Cloudcroft vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cloudcroft journey planning website .
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  • Even if you are not a railroad buff (which I am not), this is an interesting hike, or rather, system of hiking trails. Nice views, well-maintained trails, an interesting ruins and plaques explaining t...  more »
  • We stopped for a picnic and a short hike since we have 2 small kids. We had a blast. There are nice bathroom facilities and a couple of trails you can hike. It is marked really well so you know how fa...  more »
  • Very nice scenic area. Good view of the old depot. Good starting point for many beautiful trails through the forest with great views.  more »
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  • This is a beautiful area surrounded by trees. There are a few different trails ranging from handicap accessible to intermediate difficulty. They have maps at the info center and the trails all have signs so you don’t get lost. I brought my dog for a long walk. There is enough room and the trails are smooth enough that you can run most of it if you want.
  • Developed Forest Service day-use area on the western edge of the village of Cloudcroft. A reasonably new area, it contains a number of well-maintained picnic sites and offers easy access to a number of trails, including one to the titular Mexican Canyon Trestle. Beautiful forested area and good views.
  • Our favorite hike in the area. Mostly shady with some elevation changes, but a moderate hike for most. Clean bathrooms and s great area for a post hike picnic.
  • Nice place to pull off for a short hike with nice views. We had lunch using one of the picnic tables. Right at the edge of Cloudcroft.
  • Great views and easy to difficult walking trails.

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