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Old Cloudcroft Highway Trail

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alt Names

Cloudcroft, Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento District, Sacramento Mountains, Mexican Canyon, Fresnel Creek, Toboggan Canyon Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

This multiple use trail is open year-round to motorized use. The trail is mostly hard packed with small, loose chunk rock and eventually ties into the Toboggan Canyon Trail, forming a nice loop.

Parking is limited at the main staging area and the trail is open to OHVs that are 50 inches or less in width. Camping is not permitted at the staging area but there are several campgrounds close by.

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Nearest CityCloudcroft, NM
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From: Alamogordo, NM
1) Take US-82 east about 16 miles
2) Turn right (south) onto NM-130, continue about .1 miles
3) Staging area is on the right (west).


AreaTrail, Gravel Pit
LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesNM OHV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.


Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)


Contact InfoLincoln National Forest - Sacramento District
4 Lost Lodge Road
Cloudcroft, NM 88317
(575) 682-2551
Contact InfoNew Mexico Game & Fish
1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 476-8000
(888) 248-6866



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Miles Of Trail5
Climate TypeForest
Elevation8200 to 8600 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little



First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (W)Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (575) 439-6100
Gasoline GasolineCloudcroft, NM
Diesel DieselCloudcroft, NM
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (S)Deerhead Campground (575) 682-2551
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (E)Sugar Pines RV Park (575) 682-3375
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SE)Silver Campground (575) 682-2551
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (S)Deerhead Campground (575) 682-2551
Convenience Store Conv StoreCloudcroft, NM
Swimming Swim AreaCloudcroft, NM
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteFresnel Creek
Boating Launch Boat RampCloudcroft, NM
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