To the North of Cloudcroft, and 1 hour 43 minutes takes you to Lincoln, New Mexico. The Wild Wild West Frozen in Time.
A walk down Lincoln, New Mexico’s Main Street is a step back into the Wild Wild West. It was here that such men as Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett left their marks; here, that Indians, Mexican American settlers, gunfighters and corrupt politicians made themselves known; it was in this small settlement that the violent Lincoln County War erupted, which resulted in the deaths of a number of men and made Billy the Kid a legend. And today, it is here, that the modern tourist can still taste the flavor of those earlier times in century old adobe buildings, hear the tales from the voices of old-timers, and walk those very same dusty streets that were made infamous in the late 1800’s.