Sunspot Scenic Byway: Cloudcroft to Sunspot is a 17 mile out and back trail located near Cloudcroft, New Mexico. The trail is primarily used for off road driving & scenic driving and is accessible year-round. 17.0 miles Out & Back off road driving scenic driving Hide Map AllTrails Terrain Road Satellite Expand Map Sign up now to see this map! ReviewsPhotosTracksKevin Knight2 years ago12 Completed1 Reviewsas you are driving along each sign you pass is a planet and they are spaced apart to scale from how far each planet really is from the next. Theres 4 parking spots at different segments of the rim trail and also a few really cool camping spots. And of course the observatory is a nice rreat at the end. There's a great view of the entire basin from thereKristi Hines4 years ago20 Completed2 ReviewsThis is a great winding road through the forest. Minimal overlooks but maximum hiking opportunities. Plus the sunspot solar observatory is interesting, not really designed for visitors but still worth it to take a look.