Overview 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. Reviews Photos Tracks Kevin Knight (89) over 1 year ago N/A: 9 Completed 1 Reviews as 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 there Kristi Hines (274) about 3 years ago N/A: 20 Completed 2 Reviews This 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.