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Sugarite Canyon State Park

Box 386 HC 63, Raton, NM 87740-9743
+1 505-445-5607
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A fun place

The state park is off the highway and worth the trip. It has 3 lakes many hiking trails. It is open... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara A
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Fort Pierce, Florida
Lake Maloya is a nice stop along I-25

If you driving on I-25 from ABQ to denver this could be a nice stop with kids. it not that off... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Harel F
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Box 386 HC 63, Raton, NM 87740-9743
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+1 505-445-5607
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The state park is off the highway and worth the trip. It has 3 lakes many hiking trails. It is open year round and there is camping. I read signs about boarding horses while camping but did not participate it that activity. very dog friendly....More

Thank Barbara A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you driving on I-25 from ABQ to denver this could be a nice stop with kids. it not that off from I-25, only ~20 minutes from Raton, we went to the lake, it was very cold, go all the way up, cross the bridge...More

Thank Harel F
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is only a few miles outside of Raton and it is well worth the trip! Many activities are scheduled year round and they offer interesting information in a beautiful setting. Friendly Rangers and a variety of hikes.

Thank Carol B
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This state park is very close to the Capulin Volcano area. Be sure to stop at the visitor center to get all the information you need for your visit. There is an easy trail behind the visitor's center where you can see ruins of what...More

2  Thank Buffer2014
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

drove up to have a look around, nice area, and nice lake for fishing. I heard they stock it with some big one for the fishing derby and not all get caught. nice mountain area and fresh air

Thank lick007
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Easy to access, one stop if you are looking for a place to picnic, to hike, to take a walk in nature or to throw a line to catch some fresh water trout. Lake Maloya is the venue for the annual Polar Bear Plunge on...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Always enjoy going here.. close to Raton, and good fishing. excellent place to kick back and relax. it is really greening up again after the bad forest fires of several years ago which is nice to see.

Thank coltkev
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I stopped in Raton for a couple of days in the middle of a 17 day road trip. While there, I spent an afternoon hiking the Ponderosa and Opportunity Trail loop which is about 5 miles. Pleasant walk, not too difficult but has some sections...More

Thank Mick7Fairlee_Vermont
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Don't miss this beautiful hiking trail if you are at the park for hiking. It is near the stream in several places and goes by a beaver pond and small waterfall. Hundreds of wildflowers line the path on both sides all the way from one...More

Thank Annette T
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

The old people who run the campground allow only other old retirees to stay there in the few spots available. They are grumpy and rude. We will never visit the park again.

1  Thank dliwsgerg
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