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Sugarite Canyon State Park

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Address: Box 386 HC 63, Raton, NM 87740-9743
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+1 505-445-5607

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A great place to visit!

I stopped here while traveling through the area, and I'm glad I did. As soon as you enter the park, the views astound you. It has two lakes full of great birdwatching and fishing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew H
Clovis, New Mexico
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Clovis, New Mexico
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped here while traveling through the area, and I'm glad I did. As soon as you enter the park, the views astound you. It has two lakes full of great birdwatching and fishing. With stunning scenery and awesome hiking trails, this park is a must.

Thank Andrew H
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice camping facilities, 2 pristine cold water lakes with good fishing, easy access, close camping sites, biking and hiking/walking trails, small museum with trails around ruins of a coal town. lake maloya crosses into Colorado and a third lake that requires hiking. also has great ice fishing in the winter and tubing in the snow

Thank janisbubs
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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198 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great New Mexico State Park the north side of the park bumps into Colorado, you can see mule deer and a possible Black Bear might be sighted fishing in Lake Alice and the bigger Lake Maloya will satisfy your fishing adventure, also historical information on the mines that used to be in the area

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Thank mountains74
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great roadside picnic areas and fishing streams. Fall is good time to travel through the area as air is crisp, trees have varied color to photograph. Bring a picnic lunch with you to stop and listen to the streams and waterfalls. There are some rock climbing areas too.

Thank lisahD9934RR
Tucumcari, New Mexico
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We were excited to stop here after traveling for hours. We thought we would be able to spend a little time outside of the vehicle. The visitor center was closed and everything is grown up. We never got out of the car. Very disappointed.

Thank bkre1d
Burleson, TX
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Beautiful fall color made for a very pleasant afternoon drive. Made me wish I had my camping gear along.

Thank Tim J
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The first hike was up the mountain to look at the old coal mining historical sites. The second was in a 10 mile hike up and down the mountains amazing views, on top of the Mesa, views of lakes. The park had a fire approximately six years ago. We were hiking on a very windy day - burned out rotten... More 

Thank Christine E
Amarillo, Texas
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108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stayed in the Park, at the campground accross from Lake Alice. Given it's location it's not a bad area. The campsite and 5th wheel access are very tight, but there are no wide open spaces around, so ya get what ya get. Restrooms on site were clean. Showers were down the road easily walkable but a bit away. Shower... More 

Thank Seth H
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The park is a reclaimed gravel quarry with a nice small lake. We didn't fish there but found they had an actual dinosaur footprint exhibit along the top of the lake's dam. We found over 500 dinosaur footprints of various shape and sizes and were very interesting to see (requires a 1/4 mile walk on a well marked trail).

2 Thank Laura M
Anniston, Alabama
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park! Lake Maloya is amazing! Very informative Ranger at the office! Lots of local knowledge! Make sure to drive all the way past the lake.

1 Thank jayboynbama

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