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Raton COVID-19 Traveler Info

a quick reference guide to restaurants, hotels, retail and outdoor recreation

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Traveling through or to Raton? New Mexico is the safest and most responsible travel destination in the Southwest. Here is what you need to know upon arrival in regard to the local area and New Mexico.


Here's what we're doing to keep you safe:

Restaurants & Retail
Effective Dec. 2, 2020, guidelines and restrictions in New Mexico have moved to a county-by-county basis. Please consult the county map from the New Mexico Department of Health to learn more about specific county restrictions.

Hotels, resorts, and other lodging establishments must operate and accept lodging based on county framework. Book your room now on to ensure you get the lowest price available.

National and State Parks
As of May 1, 2020, the New Mexico State Parks are doing a phased reopening and our local gem, Sugarite Canyon State Park, is now open for day use. Lots of fish in Lake Maloya that haven't seen a fisherperson for some time!  Common spaces, museums, bookstores, and visitor's centers at many of New Mexico's State and National Parks may be closed, though other park spaces remain open and accessible. Check with the National Park Service website for more information. Only NM residents are allowed at State Parks and must show proof of residency.

Local Parks & Outdoor Rec
We have many different parks and amenities across Raton that are open for use, including a walking trail, golf course, and a disc golf course! Our local hiking trail in Climax Canyon is open to the public for use. Go to the Raton Parks and Recreation website to find out more.

Here's what you can do to stay safe:

Wear a Mask
Beginning May 16, everyone is required to wear a face covering in public in the state of New Mexico. Exceptions to face coverings in public include eating, drinking, and exercising. Violators can incur a 100 dollar fine from local law enforcement.

Social Distance
Anytime you are out in public, please social distance yourself from others by at least 6-feet.

Wash Hands Frequently
You are going to come in contact with frequently touched surfaces. We advise you to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds. Bring hand sanitizer with you.

Get Tested
It is important to get tested before, during, and after your visit. Also, friendly reminder that out-of-state visitors must quarantine themselves for 14 days.

Remember to always be vigilant while traveling.

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