Sugarite Canyon State Park

Sugarite Canyon State Park


Location:About 5.5 miles northeast of Raton via NM 72 east and 526 north.
Facilities:40 developed campsites (12 with electric hookups), restrooms (é), showers, picnic areas (é), group shelter, hiking trails, interpretive trail, boat ramp, courtesy dock, visitor center, exhibits.
Activities:Camping, boating (no gas motors), canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Located on the New Mexico-Colorado border, this heavily wooded, mountainous park was formerly the site of a coal-mining camp. An interpretive trail winds through the camp, and the visitor center provides information about the coal camp and the area's history. An extended cliff of basaltic rock columns, often referred to as "caprock," is the dominant geologic feature at the park, and rock climbing is permitted on the caprock.
Address:HC 63, Box 386
Raton, NM 87740

Phone:505-445-5607
Web: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/Sugarite.htm
Size: 3,600 acres land; 120 acres water. Elevation: 7,800 feet.

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Whether you tote your cameras to the Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge in Maxwell, shoot some film in Sugarite Canyon State Park outside Raton, or set your tripod up along dusty roads near Cimarron, the wildlife photographer has plenty of opportunities.
For mule deer sightings that are as guaranteed as anything in this life can be, show up at dusk at Sugarite Canyon State Park (445-5607), 10 miles northeast of Raton on State 526 via State 72.