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Cimarron Canyon State Park

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Address: 28869 US-64, Eagle Nest, NM 87718
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+1 888-667-2757

Part of the 33,1160-acre Colin Neblett Wildlife Area, the largest wildlife...

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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Amazing hike!

My husband and I went on a very nice hike here on our wedding anniversary. I was up for a little bit of a challenge, so we chose the Clear Creek Trail. This is a very nice wooded... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Robyn N
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

My husband and I went on a very nice hike here on our wedding anniversary. I was up for a little bit of a challenge, so we chose the Clear Creek Trail. This is a very nice wooded trail that goes along the creek. There were many little waterfalls along the way and plenty of wildflowers in bloom. It was... More 

1 Thank Robyn N
Frisco, Texas
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297 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We have a second home in Angel Fire. When I was young, my family camped at the Cimarron Canyon State Park. It was awesome. The scenery is beautiful and the sound of the river adds greatly to the ambiance. The river is fun to fly fish, if you are so inclined. Campground is nice and well maintained.

2 Thank teds759
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It's no secret that there is poison ivy in Maverick Campground. They have signs on every campsite and on the trails, and they are well needed. We had to make sure our dogs didn't go nosing in the foliage at our campsite and stayed on the gravel. We saw kids running through foliage from one campsite to another and wondered... More 

Thank kisstab
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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198 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed in the New Mexico State Parks, especially Cimarron Canyon State Park this used to be one of my favorite places to fish, not anymore. The gravel pits (pictured) had more than 15 dead fish (gross) at one end & the smell of decomposition was terrible! I sent the State Parks division a private message with pics and received... More 

Thank mountains74
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Dry camping, no water or electric hookups. If fire band in effect no way to cook with out propane stove. Stocked stream for fishing and several hiking trails.

Thank Betsy G
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful canyon. The steep rocky cliffs, the Aspen's, pines, hiking trails and streams are worth the time. Awesome!!

Thank Fishinsummer
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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322 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Great drive or place to camp. Great fishing too. Stop and look at the Palisades.

1 Thank Jim C
Red River, New Mexico
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

This was such a beautiful drive! Make sure to stop along the way and enjoy the creek that runs along side of the road. The creek is clear, crisp, clean mountain water at its best. The views are absolutely breath taking! My 11 year old granddaughter commented that you could explore "here" your whole life and never be done.

1 Thank Summerfun1234
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

oh my goodness. I just happened to be back on this site and saw that I only gave it one star. Total mistake! This is one of my favorite places any where!!!!

Thank pegleg1
Amarillo, Texas
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful!! Beautiful drive. Can and will see GODs handy work at its Best. Incredible views. A must drive with great towns on either end. Time well spent.

Thank txrangrpopins

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