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Cloudcroft, New Mexico

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Welcome to Cloudcroft ...

The village of Cloudcroft is located in southeast New Mexico.

Cloudcroft is located in Otero County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cloudcroft has a population of 702 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cloudcroft.

The community of Cloudcroft is 8,740 feet [2,664 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Cloudcroft is about 1¾ mile [or ~2¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Cloudcroft lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Cloudcroft: (575)

The ZIP code for Cloudcroft: 88317<4>

Websites for Cloudcroft ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cloudcroft had an population of 702 people. This is an increase of 4.15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cloudcroft had a population of 674 people. This makes Cloudcroft the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Cloudcroft represents 0.03% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 72nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 674 people, the population of Cloudcroft decreased 10.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 749 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cloudcroft.

Communities near Cloudcroft ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cloudcroft.

  • Alamogordo [Otero County]
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    • Alamogordo [Otero County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Cloudcroft
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,126 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamogordo have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamogordo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamogordo<7>
  • Tularosa [Otero County]
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    • Tularosa [Otero County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Cloudcroft
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,040 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tularosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tularosa<7>
  • Mountain Park [Otero County]
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    • Mountain Park [Otero County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Cloudcroft
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
  • High Rolls [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Rolls
    • High Rolls [Otero County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Cloudcroft
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • La Luz [Otero County]
    • Hortonville [Otero County]
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      • Hortonville [Otero County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Cloudcroft
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hortonville
    • Sunspot [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunspot
      • Sunspot [Otero County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Cloudcroft
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunspot
    • Mescalero [Otero County]
    • Bent [Otero County]
    • Mayhill [Otero County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cloudcroft. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cloudcroft.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cloudcroft. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cloudcroft.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cloudcroft. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cloudcroft.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cloudcroft ...

Looking for more information about Cloudcroft? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cloudcroft, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cloudcroft.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Otero County:

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Otero, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cloudcroft.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cloudcroft - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Cloudcroft). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cloudcroft or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cloudcroft) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cloudcroft. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CloudcroftOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cloudcroft. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9533, Longitude: -105.7407    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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