Explore with us!

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YOUR PASS TO adventure.

Why Raton?

AFFORDABILITY

Need a fun vacation that doesn't break the bank? Raton is the perfect travel destination. Many amenities and attractions are no to low cost!

PREMIERE OUTDOOR DESTINATION

We're New Mexico's best kept secret. Slow paced with gorgeous and lightly traversed landscapes, we're the perfect pit stop for a fun getaway or simply put, for those that need a break!

THE VIEW

From mountains to mesas to historical architecture, Raton is picturesque and ready for your next Instagram photo op. Make your family and friends jealous with your next Facebook update.

WELCOME HOME

Our locals are what make Raton great. You are bound to make the best friendships here, and leave like we're family! It certainly feels as though we've known each other all of our lives.

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Activities

Camping

Camping

Fishing

Fishing

Hunting

Hunting

Kayaking

Kayaking

Skiing

Skiing

Long Range

Long Range

Hiking

Hiking

Biking

Biking

Sports

Sports

Equestrian

Equestrian

...and so much more!

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KAYAK RENTALS

It's time to hit the water!

Raton Outdoors is a local outdoor and sporting goods company that rents kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards at Lake Maloya.

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STAY & PLAY

Your pass to the green!

Raton Country Club and Golf Course is a nine-hole course tucked up against famed Vermejo Ted Turner Reserve.

Area Attractions

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CAPULIN VOLCANO

CAPULIN VOLCANO

Thirty minutes from Raton is now extinct Capulin Volcano and its surrounding bluffs. From the top, you can view five different states.

Things To Do:

  • Get a history lesson
    about the area

  • Hike the volcano rim

  • Visit the village of Folsom and swim in the waterfall

Visit Capulin

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NRA 

NRA 

A short drive from Raton is the NRA Whittington Center. Here's your chance to get away and enjoy a majestic view while learning rifle and shotgun technique.

Things To Do:

  • Shooting Ranges

  • Hunting

  • Lodging & Camping

  • Youth Programs

  • Museum

  • Visit landmarks

Visit the Whittington Center

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GOAT HILL
& IRIDIUM LAYER

GOAT HILL
& IRIDIUM LAYER

Located within city limits is our own Raton spin on the Hollywood sign: Goat Hill, which overlooks a majestic skyline of mesas and peaks. You also have access to hike to the exposed Iridium Layer, which formed as a result of a meteorite impact between the Cretaceous and Paleogene period that caused the dinosaurs extinction.

Go to Goat Hill

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SUGARITE CANYON

SUGARITE CANYON

Sugarite Canyon State Park is our favorite all-in-one attraction! Fish from several different lakes, and bring your family for a camping trip they will never forget.

Things To Do:

  • Fishing

  • Boating & Water Sports

  • Hiking & Horseback riding

  • Hunting

  • Camping

Visit Sugarite

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CLIMAX CANYON

CLIMAX CANYON

Located within city limits is Climax Canyon, a 3-mile easy to moderate hike for everyone to enjoy, including fido. The trail overlooks the city, as well as the surrounding valley.

Hike Climax Canyon

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COUNTRY CLUB

RATON
COUNTRY CLUB


The Raton Golf Course is a nine-hole course nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The surrounding scenery includes a gorgeous view of majestic New Mexico mesas and a variety of wildlife on and near the fairways.

Get Golfing

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CIMARRON
CANYON

CIMARRON CANYON

 

Take a short drive from Raton to Cimarron Canyon State Park to view the Palisades Sill, and spend the day fishing in the cool mountain air. There's also a Wild West adventure in store at the haunted St. James Hotel.

Things To Do:

Visit Cimarron Canyon

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RATON
PARKS & REC

RATON
PARKS & REC

Raton is all about parks and recreation. Check out our various sports complexes or play disc golf at our Memorial Roundhouse Park.

 

Things To Do:

  • Walking Trail & Aquatic Center

  • Disc Golf

  • Playground Space

  • Hiking

  • Horseshoes & Bocce Ball

  • Soccer, Baseball, & Softball 

Raton Parks & Rec

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ENCHANTED CIRCLE

ENCHANTED CIRCLE

Raton is just off the path of the Enchanted Circle, an  83-mile scenic byway, and the perfect day trip for every season.

Things To Do:

  • Skiing

  • Fishing & Hunting

  • Ice Fishing

  • Hiking & Biking

  • Camping & Lodging

  • Tours

Visit the Enchanted Circle

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Where To Stay

Raton has plenty of hotels and amenities to choose from. Don't forget to book your hotel stay on our website to get the lowest rates!

The Latest

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Want more information?

Check out our latest outdoor recreation blog posts below. 

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