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:


Operating restaurants are limited to a 50% capacity for dine-in services and doing take out or delivery services. Some establishments are open to patio dining.


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 Malloya 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.

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.

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 those flying in must quarantine themselves for 14 days.

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