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Raton, New Mexico is your next getaway where the mountains and desert collide. Bring the family on an unforgettable adventure to cool off in the breathtaking views of mesas and mountains, crisp fresh air, wide open spaces, and outdoor recreational activities for everyone!

Slow down and escape the busyness of life. From State Parks to exciting events, families can spend their days exploring nature, regional communities, and hidden history.


Plan you trip to Raton today!



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Sugarite Canyon State Park

Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Biking, Rock Climbing, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, History

Get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful mesas and mountains of Raton! Sugarite Canyon is a state park featuring a historic early-20th century coal-mining camp and natural scenery at the border of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains.

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Capulin Volcano

Hiking, Stargazing, Wildlife Viewing

Part of the 8,000 square mile Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field, Capulin Volcano showcases the volcanic geology of northeastern New Mexico. The views are spectacular day or night, with views of 4 different states from the volcanic rim and one of the darkest night skies in the country.

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Raton Regional Aquatic Center

Indoor Swimming

After spending a few days in the sun, cool off with the kids in our indoor pool. Our state-of-the-art regional aquatic center is equipped with fountains, a rock-climbing aqua wall, a waterslide, and so much more for fun out of the sun!



The Water Is Where Its At!

Surround yourself in nature, whether its fishing, boating, or kayaking. Raton is near plenty of fresh water lakes. We recommend Lake Maloya, Trinidad Lake, Eagle Nest Lake, or the lakes at the Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge.

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