YOUR PASS TO the big screen!
Looking for a prime and unique location to film? Welcome to Raton, New Mexico, your pass to amazing cinema scenes and filming incentives!
Mountains and cougars, and bears, oh my! But wait, there's so much more to see. Two words - uninterrupted views. From volcanoes to vistas, historic downtown architecture to wild west culture, your cinematography in Raton will have the audience filled with wonder. We're located on the border of Colorado and easily accessible by plane, car, or train.
Raton is the absolute special effect!
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Proximity to CO
Let's just say Raton is "the place" for Colorado Filmmakers! We're located at the base of the Sangre De Cristo mountain range close to the Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico borders, and within 250 miles of the nearest metros and airports. It's really the best of both worlds.
Raton Municipal Airport is a City owned, regional general aviation airport that has hanger space rental available and includes new charter flights to Denver, Santa Fe and ABQ.
Raton is located along Amtrak's Southwest Chief route with a daily train in/out to Chicago or Los Angeles.
Raton is located within the NM Film Commission's "Uplift Zone" in which film projects may qualify for 35% tax incentives. Meaning, up to 35% of your monies spent in New Mexico may be returned through this incentive - the highest incentive granted in the state!
There's no budget too big or small to qualify for credits in NM. Get started today!
273 Days of Sunshine! Need we say more?
Raton experiences all seasons with an average of 18" of rain and 48" of snow per year. Nestled near the Rocky Mountains, our climate has mild summers and winters. We've got plenty of sunshine and easy access to the outdoors to enjoy all four seasons.
Take a gander at our social media pages to see how you can frame the seasons that affect our beautiful, yet diverse, landscape.