Texas is a vast place with lots of things to see, well, everything except the fantastic mountains and scenery of southeast New Mexico. With that in mind, it’s never too early to start planning your 2020 family vacations.
For those readers in El Paso looking for something else besides Indian cave paintings at the Hueco Tanks State Park, how about a two-hour trip north where you can hike, picnic, and come bugle with the elk at 16 Springs?
About 16 Springs
16 Springs is a top pet-friendly RV park for camping in Cloudcroft, New Mexico located in the heart of the beautiful Lincoln National Forest.
Relaxation! It’s here!
Our beautiful park enjoys majestic mountain and valley views. We’re a short scenic drive away from shopping, dining, waterfalls, hiking trails, fishing streams, lakes, and monuments (historical and natural).
Lincoln National Park
This vast 1.1 million-acre forest region is comprised of separate recreational sections including Ruidoso Valley, Cloudcroft and Carlsbad, which are all located throughout the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico.
Driving directions (click here)
- Follow US-54 E and US-82 E to 16 Springs Canyon Rd in Otero County – 1 h 58 min (116 mi)
- Turn left onto 16 Springs Canyon Road
At 16 Springs, you can:
- Cozy up to a campfire.
- Enjoy fresh mountain and forest air.
- Trout fishing in nearby waters.
- Hike, bird watch, and view wildlife and nature.
- ATV recreation.
- Winter activities.
Access a full suite of amenities during your stay at the 16 Springs in Cloudcroft, New Mexico.
- Picnic tables
- Rest rooms
- For guests who like activities, 16 Springs offers:
- Hiking rails
- Nearby golf
- Local historic attractions
- Nearby gaming
White Sands National Monument
The largest gypsum dune field in the world is located at White Sands National Monument in south-central New Mexico. This region of glistening white dunes is in the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert within an “internally drained valley” called the Tularosa Basin.
About El Paso
Even if you know little about Texas, chances are you know about El Paso. It was made famous in a hit and award-winning song, named, of course, “El Paso,” by the country star Marty Robbins in 1959.
El Paso is the westernmost point of West Texas and straddles the Rio Grande on the U.S.-Mexico border. It is the largest of three cities that form an international metropolitan area made up of El Paso; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and Juarez, Mexico.
It’s also home to the University of Texas at El Paso and the Sun Bowl. There’s a reason it’s called the Sun Bowl: El Paso is one of the sunniest locations in the United States, with 302 days of brightness a year, and has “Sun City” for a moniker.
About 16 Springs
16 Springs offers guests peaceful serenity and a quiet respite from our complicated digital world.
We think this is the most beautiful place on earth and has been our family’s pride and joy since the late 1800s.
About 20 minutes east of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, you will find one of the beautiful RV parks in the American southwest. 16 Springs has a friendly atmosphere and a list of amenities that keep our visitors coming back year after year. Enjoy our proximity to White Sands, the Carlsbad Caverns, Ruidoso, Fort Stanton, and a million acres of the Lincoln National Forest.
Located in the center of a working cattle ranch, you’ll enjoy the company of elk, bear, deer, ducks, and wild turkeys. For the nature lover in you, you’re encouraged to hike around the park, taking in the beautiful scenery all while enjoying the fresh, crisp mountain air, and majestic views.
We offer full hookup spaces with gravel parking pads, 20 and 30 amp electrical services, a full-size picnic table with barbecue, and fantastic ATV trails. We are a pet-friendly RV park, so bring the whole family.
Whether you’re planning to stay a week, a month, or longer, you will enjoy a helpful list of amenities designed for your comfort and convenience. Our laundry facilities and showers are sparkling clean. Give us a call today and find out why 16 Springs is “the place to stay” in Cloudcroft, New Mexico for RVs and travel trailers.