We are taking a family trip to Cloudcroft in the middle of December so that the kids (3,6 & 13) can see and play in the snow. What is the best way/route to get to Cloudcroft from Houston? We rented a cabin and I get a estimated travel time of about 12 hours in google maps, Is a nonstop drive recommended or do you recommend a stopover for a night somewhere - if yes, what hotel and what town might that be?
Will I be fine driving in Cloudcorft in a Front Wheel Drive SUV that has a "snow button" mode? or would I need chains? What other things should I bring in the car to deal with the snow once I get to Cloudcroft? Is there a lot of snow in the middle of December?
Are places like white sands and carlsbad caverns worth a visit with the kids?
What other type of family activities for young kids would be recommended?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance :-)Edited: 21 October 2015, 21:21