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Alamogordo, NM
Travel Guide

Spend some time in this small New Mexico town that is big on thrilling outdoor adventures and space history.

Surrounded by a vast area of desert and mountain ranges, Alamogordo's epic landscapes are ripe for exploration. The New Mexico city fascinates with its space and military history and a trip to the town will present the chance to learn about the development of rockets, hike up cliffs or go on a nighttime bike ride across a lunar-like landscape.

Those who love the outdoors will find plenty to entertain in Alamogordo. Embark on a hiking expedition through Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, a sprawling protected region at the mouth of Dog Canyon in the Sacramento Mountains. Take the path that winds along a limestone ravine and up cliffs for superb views of the desert landscape.

Explore the vast area of gypsum dunes at the White Sands National Monument, a dazzling natural wonder covering 275 square miles (712 square kilometers) of desert. Go on ranger-guided hikes, full-moon bike rides and scenic drives to discover the features of the dunes. Adjacent to the national monument is the White Sands Missile Range, the site of the world's first atomic bomb explosion.

Learn more about the area's history at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, an institution dedicated to the role that New Mexico has played in the U.S. space program. See rockets, moon rock and satellites and visit the grave of Ham the chimp, the first primate in space. The museum is also the home of the International Space Hall of Fame where you can learn about the country’s most famous astronauts. The space museum is a great place to take children, as is Alameda Park Zoo, which houses more than 250 exotic and indigenous animals.

For your evening's entertainment, reserve seats at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts. The theater hosts plays, concerts, musicals and dance recitals.

Reach Alamogordo by flying into El Paso International Airport, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of the city before continuing by rented car. Trains also go as far as El Paso. You can also experience the adventure and captivating history of the state by traveling by bus.

Top Hotels in Alamogordo

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Alamogordo Hwy 54/70
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Alamogordo Hwy 54/70
2.5 out of 5
100 Kerry Ave, Alamogordo, NM
The price is $96 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Located in the heart of Alamogordo, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Toy Train Depot and within 6 mi (10 km) of New Mexico State University Alamogordo and New ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (574 reviews)

"This property is nice and comfortable, easy, and quick check in process! Would stay again!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Alamogordo Hwy 54/70
Fairfield Inn & Suites Alamogordo
Fairfield Inn & Suites Alamogordo
2.5 out of 5
300 Panorama Blvd, Alamogordo, NM
The price is $87 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in the heart of Alamogordo, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Toy Train Depot and 5.2 mi (8.3 km) from New Mexico Museum of Space History. White Sands ...

4.1/5Very Good! (304 reviews)

"I always stay at this location. The customer service is the best and the facility is clean"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Fairfield Inn & Suites Alamogordo
Hampton Inn Alamogordo
Hampton Inn Alamogordo
2.5 out of 5
1295 Hamilton Road, Alamogordo, NM
The price is $93 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Situated in Alamogordo, this hotel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Toy Train Depot and within 6 mi (10 km) of New Mexico State University Alamogordo and New Mexico Museum ...

4.2/5Excellent! (340 reviews)

"Beautiful room. Comfortable bed. Clean and nice staff"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Hampton Inn Alamogordo
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Vacation Rentals in Alamogordo

The Cabins at Cloudcroft
The Cabins at Cloudcroft
3 out of 5
1000 Coyote Ave, Cloudcroft, NM

Situated in the mountains, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sacramento Mountains Museum and Trestle Recreation Area. Cloudcroft Ski Area is 2.5 mi (4 km) ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)

"Very quiet. I loved the fireplace. The 2 things I wanted in our trip. Owner was fantastic!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

The Cabins at Cloudcroft
Handcrafted Log Home with hot tub backing into National Forest
Handcrafted Log Home with hot tub backing into National Forest
Cloudcroft, NM

This family-friendly Cloudcroft cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sacramento Mountains Museum and Trestle Recreation Area. Cloudcroft Ski Area is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (80 reviews)
Cloudcroft Getaway

"This authentic cabin was awesome! We got to use the hiking trails and do some snow sledding from the convenience of having the Lincoln Forest as a backyard. Deer visited us every morning and they ate straight out of our hands. We totally recommend staying here!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Handcrafted Log Home with hot tub backing into National Forest
Rustic Cloudcroft Cabin w/Deck-Near Skiing & Fishing!
Rustic Cloudcroft Cabin w/Deck-Near Skiing & Fishing!
Cloudcroft, NM

Situated in Cloudcroft, this cabin is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Sacramento Mountains Museum and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Trestle Recreation Area. Cloudcroft Ski Area and ...

3.2/5 (11 reviews)
Great place for the price.

"Having a fire pit was awesome. Everything was clean and comfortable. Drivewas was steep but manageable especially with 4 wheel drive. I would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Rustic Cloudcroft Cabin w/Deck-Near Skiing & Fishing!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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