Raton COVID-19 Traveler Info
a quick reference guide to restaurants, hotels, retail and outdoor recreation
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:
Operating restaurants are allowed indoor dining at up to 25% capacity. Many offer curbside or delivery services. Some establishments are open to patio dining at 75% capacity.
As of May 16, retailers in New Mexico are allowed to be open at 25% of their fire-code maximum occupancy. Large retailers are allowed to operate at 20% of their fire-code maximum occupancy.
Hotels, resorts, and other lodging establishments must operate at 50% maximum occupancy. Book your room now on ExploreRaton.com 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 are also 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: