Welcome to Dusty Boots Motel in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. “Cloudcroft” means “pasture of clouds”, and that’s where we are located at nearly 9,000 feet in the beautiful Sacramento Mountains in the little village of Cloudcroft. Guests and tourists come from near and far to enjoy the cool summer, the vibrant fall, the snow and skiing in winter and the gentle spring. Hiking, hunting, fishing, bird-watching, shopping, skiing, playing in the snow and off-road biking are just a few reasons to visit Cloudcroft! There are many fun and unique shops to browse on the little downtown western boardwalk. The Sacramento Mountain Museum is nearby, as is the New Mexico Rails-to-Trails historic railroad track. No visit is complete without stopping at the Trestle Recreation Area located just a half mile away. You can just enjoy the scenic outlook looking out at the railroad bridge or hike one of the six hiking trails. There are several other trails to check out too; to name just a few, the Osha Trail, Rim Trail, or the Nelson Canyon Vista Trail. The Old Apple Barn, just six miles away, was a major stop on the Cloud-Climbing Railroad to transport fresh apples; they now have a vintage emporium, tasty fudge and apple pies and dumplings. We are a great central place to stay while you plan day trips to visit our corner of New Mexico. Within a short distance, you will find many places to explore! White Sands National Monument is exactly one hour from our front door to their visitor center. The Smokey Bear Historical Park, located in Capitan, is just 42 miles away. No visit is complete without visiting the Lincoln Historic Site, only 75 miles and an hour and a half hour drive away, where Billy the Kid tangled with the Dolan’s and escaped from the Lincoln County Court. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is also an easy day trip. It is located about two and half hours from Cloudcroft. The Dusty Boots Motel and Café is a destination motel, and with that in mind, we go out of our way to ensure that your trip here is both comfortable and pleasurable! We are a family owned and operated business. We offer sixteen clean non-smoking motel rooms complete w/mini fridges, microwaves, coffee makers, cable television and free Wi-Fi. Relax in the cool pines away from the stress of the city. We are all here to make sure you have a great time, so you can just focus on making great memories! Book your stay with us today!