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Raton, NM 87740
US • Physical
US • Mailing
Daily Entrance 6am – 9pm: (per vehicle), Day-Use* $5
The nature enthusiast will appreciate the abundance of wildlife, birds, butterflies, and wildflowers among the lakes, creeks, forests, and meadows. Nearly all outdoor recreation activities are possible: Fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, and camping.
Park Elevation 6,664 ft
Sugarite Canyon State Park, once the site of a thriving coal-mining camp, was established as a state park in 1985, but the canyon has been a recreational attraction in northeastern New Mexico for decades. Sugarite Canyon State Park is located about 5 miles northeast of Raton via NM-72 and NM-526 (paved) (Fig. 1). The elevation in the park ranges from about 6,900 ft to 8,400 ft. This heavily wooded mountain park has something for everyone year round. Trails are maintained through the ruins of the settlement and past coal dumps and mines.
170 MILES NORTH OF SANTA FE, NM; 100 MILES NORTH OF LAS VEGAS, NM; 6 MILES FROM RATON
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
TAKE EXIT 452 ON INTERSTATE 25, TRAVEL EAST ON STATE HIGHWAY 72 FOR 4 MILES TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH STATE HIGHWAY 526, TRAVEL NORTH ON STATE HIGHWAY 526 FOR 2 MILES TO THE PARK ENTRANCE.