USA TODAY is looking for the best small towns with populations under 10,000 (according to the latest census data) in the Southwest. After asking a panel of local experts to nominate their favorites Cloudcroft, Madrid and Taos are among the 20 that represent each state in the region. These 20 small towns are each travel-worthy for their beauty, culture, shopping, dining, entertainment and lodging options. Vote for your favorite once per day until polls close on Monday, April 24 at 10 am MT. Click here to vote!
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