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“Site of abandoned coal mines”

Sugarite Canyon State Park
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Raton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

The state park lies on the old Sugarite (pronounced Sugar-eet) Coal Mines and the foundations of much of the old mining town can still be seen. However, if you are hiking to the top to see the coal mines (which the signs seem to indicate is possible), you will be disappointed. The mines are caved in and there's nothing to see but signs pointing to where the entrances used to be. One day this might be restored into an amazing recreation of a turn-of-the-20th-Century mining camp. As a history guy, I thought it was pretty cool. My wife... not so much.

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Reviewed July 20, 2011

If you are near or going through Raton, NM and do not visit this park at least for an hour or so, you are depriving yourself of a real pleasure. Beautiful, wonderful history, wildlife, lakes, fishing, hiking, camping. Beautiful canyon!! This is only 6 miles NE of Raton. At least spend the time to drive through this wonderful park.

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Reviewed April 7, 2009

This place lives up to its reputation! Hit the park in mid summer and you will be delighted by the green covered mountains, fresh air breazing through the tree's, beautiful clean lakes, great fishing and hiking, and of course great camping spots for tents and RV's alike! The nightly rates arent bad, the fishing and scenery are top notch! Take a day to bum around town, take a walking tour, eat at some of the fine restaurants, play a round of golf. You will love this place!

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Reviewed June 22, 2008

6/20/08 - 2 sets of double horse pens -- camping area by pens -- great trails, meadows to explore, horse friendly, rangers very helpful -- easy camping!

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Reviewed July 1, 2003

The park was very clean & the Park Host was courteuous and helpful. Very nice place to stay for campers & RVers. The restaurant in Raton, on the corner, just before the exit to Sugarite was nice also.

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