Sugarite Canyon State Park, Raton

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Sugarite Canyon State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, featuring a historic early-20th century coal-mining camp and natural scenery at the border of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains. The park is located on the Colorado–New Mexico state line 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Raton, New Mexico.

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  • We did the Coal Camp Trail because my son is a big fan of ghost towns. It was really cool to see the remains of the old houses, doctor’s office, general store etc. The scenery was stunningly...  more »
  • In terms of State Parks, this is a very small one. One day, possibly two, is all you need to see it all. We managed to do all the trails in one day (some walking, some biking) and we are both in...  more »
  • We stopped in to stay for one night but ended up staying 3! This is an awesome park. Just know that the public showers are at the entrance of the park, you will have to drive to them. There were bear in the park every night, so do your part and use the provided lockers. And not to mention, $10 per night!!!! Thanks New Mexico
  • Soda Pocket campground is located at the top of a steep, rough climb but worth it. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. The sites are extremely clean with shade over the tables and bear boxes. They have pit toilets and water spigots available. Amazing views, lots of birds, and nice trails. We stopped over night on a trip between Texas and Colorado but plan to go back and spend time there.

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