Cloudcroft, NM — Quick day trip from El Paso, TX. Trestle Recreation Area - Cloudcroft, NMPhoto by Euri Giles. Cloudcroft, NM is one of the most beautiful spots within a couple of hours drive of El Paso, TX. Usually, about 20 degrees cooler than our summer highs in El Paso, the cool mountain air offers a welcome break with beautiful views. Take a look at our latest video of a day trip from El Paso, TX to Cloudcroft, NM.