Alamogordo Area

Alamogordo, New Mexico, is one of our favorite places to photograph. There are many unique places to visit within 50 miles of the city. These places include: New Mexico Museum of Space History, White Sands National Park, Cloudcroft, Valley of Fire, and Three Rivers Petroglyph Site.

Photographs from around Alamogordo

We have separate post about White Sands and Three Rivers, with accompanying photographs. Below are some photos from some of the other attractions: Cloudcroft Trestle, Valley of Fire, and the New Mexico Museum of Space History.

Cloudcroft trestle

Cloudcroft is a mountain town about 28 miles northeast of Alamogordo. The Cloudcroft trestle is on US 82, just west of the town. The official name of this trestle the Mexican Canyon Railroad Trestle, but most people just call it the Cloudcroft trestle.

Built by the Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway in 1899, this trestle is one of seven trestles that survive along the route. It is part of the Lincoln National Forest Trestle Recreation Area. Here is a information sheet, published by the Forest Service, that provides information on access and trails.

New Mexico Museum of Space History

New Mexico Museum of Space History is a multi-faceted museum complex in Alamogordo. It comprises an indoor exhibit area plus numerous outdoor displays. It also boasts a planetarium.

We especially enjoyed photographing the outdoor exhibits. Because it is on a side of a hill, it is easy to frame the exhibits against the beautiful blue New Mexico sky.

The top of Highway 2001
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Voice: (575) 437-2840 
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