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Cimarron Canyon State Park

P.O. Box 185, Eagle Nest, NM 87718
888-667-2757, 505-377-6271
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Eagle Nest
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping
Owner description: Part of the 33,1160-acre Colin Neblett Wildlife Area, the largest wildlife area in the state, this...
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping
Owner description: Part of the 33,1160-acre Colin Neblett Wildlife Area, the largest wildlife area in the state, this state park features the soaring 400-foot granite formations known as the Cimarron Palisades.
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pegleg1
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed at Maverick Campground early October last year. We had one of the most beautiful sites out our rv window. The little lake and the foot bridge were picture perfect. We are planning to go back again this October. I won't be wandering off in the ones by myself though - my dog and I walked right up on... More 

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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I began my camping experience in what became known officially as Cimarron Canyon State Park in 1979, at the age of six months. That would have been July of 1949, before the canyon became a state park. I continued to camp in this beautiful canyon with my grandparents and cousin through the 50's. It was about twelve years of age... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We stayed one night on our way to Taos since these sites are reservable. Nice campground, mostly RVs . Not much privacy but sure met our overnight needs, with some easy trails nearby for a light hike. Think we were the only campers not from Texas. Nothing wrong with that though.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This state park is in a forested canyon along the Cimarron River. We stayed two nights at Tolby Campground on the west side. There are lots of trees. Some sites are right on the river. There is fresh water available in the campground, flush toilets, and a place to dump your grey water. But there are no showers and no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We camped at the Tolby campground which is one if several in the cimarron canyon area, it was a beautiful location, we tent so the sites where perfect, there were some really good size travel trailers and 5th wheels though. We had non reservable sites 20 and 21, plenty of clear flat grassy areas for tents and kids to play... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Absolutely stunning views. I only drove through it but wished I could have stayed longer to see more.

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Muskogee, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We took a day trip to Cimarron Canyon. We drove through the canyon then stopped to hike at the Clear Creek Trailhead. The park rangers were extremely nice, and though some of the park was supposed to be closed, many facilities were still open to accommodate hunters camping in the campgrounds. The weather was gorgeous, and there was fresh snow,... More 

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Paris, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a beautiful area of New Mexico and well worth the drive. We were not too impressed with the camp area in the park, it looked a little cramped for trailers. But we were not there to camp; we were there for the Clear Creek trail and we were not disappointed in the beauty of it. This trail follows... More 

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Amarillo
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Absolutely beautiful no matter what time of year! The drive itself is spectaculor but if you have time stop at the Palisade Sill. The river was very calm the day we went so my son took his shoes off and stood in the water....not very long because it was cold!

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Albuquerque
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Like most New Mexico State Parks the state's budget problems really are beginning to show. It is clear that the existing staff simply cannot keep up with the visitor impact on the park. The restrooms do have running water and flush toilets but they were never clean, probably because of the high demand on the facilities. Trails are overgrown and... More 

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