Apache Point Observatory

Night time astronomy and astro-physics observatory owned by private consortium of 8 institutions and operated by NMSU. Home of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Arc 3.5m Telescope.
Phone: 575-437-6822
Fax: 575-434-5555

Cadwallader Mountain Farms

The Cadwallader family has been in the U-Pick Cherry business since 1943. We also have apples, peaches and other fruits and vegetables in season. For more information call 575-682-2351. Storage units also available in High Rolls-Mountain Park.

Phone: 800-667-6047 or 575-682-2351
Fax: 575-682-1618
Email: [email protected]Website:

Aura, Inc. National Solar Observatory

Operated by the National Science Foundation, self-guided tours are held daily. Guided tours 2 pm Saturdays, May-Oct. Groups by appointment. Outstanding views of White Sands and the Tularosa Basin. (575) 434-7000.
Phone: 575-434-7000
Fax: 575-434-7079

BAMM Festival

Music Festival at Ski Cloudcroft. Tickets available for sale at High Altitude in Cloudcroft or can be mailed. Call 575-682-1229 for more information.
Cost: $20 will get you a wrist band good for 2 days of fun (all inclusive). Children under 12 get in FREE.
Location: Cloudcroft Ski Area, Hwy 822 miles East of Cloudcroft on the right, you will see the lift and tents!
Friday: Gates open 4:00PM to 10:00PM Come set up camp and enjoy live music starting around 7:00PM and going into the night.
Saturday: Gates open at 10:00AM, Ski lift will start running at this time for Mountain Biking and Hiking, Music starts around then. Music will go well into the night. Food vendors will be set up selling all sorts of delicious foods. Cold refreshments will also be available for sale. Water jugs will be set up around the ski area to keep
you hydrated.
What to Bring with you:
*Flashlight or headlamp to get around after dark
*Sunscreen and a hat to protect you from the mountain sun
*Water bottle to keep hydrated
*Something warm to wear after the sun goes down
*Your best pair of dancing shoes to get your boogie on!!!
NO PETS sorry leave your furry friends at home
NO Glass Allowed – Bring plastic
Camping open Friday & Saturday night
NO open flames or private campfires
NO Charcoal grills allowed, you can use a
propane stove/grill but must have a metal
pan to put underneath to protect the grass
Quiet Hours = 2:00AM to 8:00AM

Email: [email protected]

Cloudcroft Light Opera Company

Cloudcroft Light Opera Company was organized to provide entertainment for local residents and visitors to Cloudcroft and was so successful as to enable the organization to provide scholarships for local high school graduates and monetary help during the year. CLOC operates wholly as a non-profit organization. Since 1993. 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


James Sewell Ice Rink

An outdoor ice rink with ice skate rentals, warming hut, snack bar and tube rentals.
Phone: 575-682-4585 or 575-682-1229


National Solar Observatory


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, 4 Lost Lodge Rd, 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.

Fresh local fruit in season. Southwest curios? Many unusual jellies, jams & preserves. Canned vegetables & fruit plus dried fruit. Assortment of nuts. Cold apple & cherry cider. Cokes, novelty & gift items. Located on Hwy. 82 just 30 east of Cloudcroft. Runyan Ranches also offers on-site fishing and a petting zoo for the kids.
Phone: 575-687-3330
Fax: 575-687-3505

Silver Spring Fish Pond

Located five miles from Cloudcroft on NM 244. 42 RV sites with hookups overlooking the trout pond. Hiking, wireless internet and convenience store.
Phone: 575-682-1148
Fax: 575-682-1340

Ski Cloudcroft

Ski Cloudcroft offers a full range of winter sports, including downhill skiing, snowboarding and tubing. We have a full service rental shop and restaurant. Double chairlift, beginner tows school rentals. Vertical drop 700ft, with elevations of 8,350 – 9,050ft. Ski Cloudcroft also host summer events.
Phone: 575-682-2333

Ski Palace

Ski Palace has been serving Cloudcroft and the surrounding areas for more than 20 years. We have the largest selection of shaped skis in Cloudcroft. We carry Salomon and Atomic skis, Salomon and Sims snowboards, Trak cross-country skis and Columbia apparel. We have everything to fill your snow play needs. We have a large selection of sleds, discs and tubes for sale or for rent. We also have a large selection of snowboots, gloves and bibs for sale or rent.
Phone: 575-682-2045

Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

The Spencer Theater is a world-class arts venue that presents national touring artists.Presentations include musicals, dance, comedy, theater, ballet, symphonies and concerts.
108 Spencer Rd, Alto, NM 88345
Phone: 575-336-4800 or  888-818-7872 (TF)

STC Outfitting

Local and family owned. Full service for youth, handicapped, or adult. Elk, Deer, Turkey, Ibex, Oryx, Barbary sheep, Bear, Lion, Predators. Private land, public land or landowner tags, lodge rental available.
Phone: 575-687-4006
Fax: 575-687-4006

The Lodge Golf Course

For golf in New Mexico, this is one golf course you can’t miss. As you tee off on the first hole, a 150 – foot vertical drop welcomes you onto The Lodge golf course. And that’s just the beginning. At 9,000 feet above sea level, the terrain is as challenging as it is beautiful.
Phone: 575-682-2566 or 575-682-2098