• NRA Whittington Center

    34025 US-64, Raton, NM 87740, USA .

    Located near beautiful Raton, New Mexico, the NRA Whittington Center is home to the nation’s premier hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation facility. Unlike any place on earth, with more than 33,300 acres and 25 ranges devoted to shooting for any kind of discipline. They offer exceptional guided and unguided hunts, expert firearms training, lodging, cabins and camping, youth programs, a museum, a Pro Shop, and much more.


  • Cimarron Canyon State Park

    28869 US-64, Eagle Nest, NM 87718, USA .

    Cimarron Canyon State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, located 3 miles east of Eagle Nest in the Colin Neblett Wildlife Area. The park extends for 8 miles along the Cimarron Canyon between Tolby Creek and Ute Park. The Palisades Sill forms spectacular cliffs above the Cimarron River here.

  • Sugarite Canyon State Park

    211 NM-526, Raton, NM 87740, USA .

    Sugarite Canyon State Park is Raton's own little haven, located just 15 minutes from town.  The nature enthusiast will appreciate the abundance of wildlife, birds, butterflies, and wildflowers among the lakes, creeks, forests, and meadows.  Nearly all outdoor recreation activities are possible here: Fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, and camping.  Sugarite Canyon State Park is home to Lakes Alice and Maloya.  In addition to self-directed activities, the park also hosts the annual Polar Bear Plunge, Christmas on the Chicorica, and a full summer calendar of classes and events.  We highly recommend the Coal Camp self-guided tour at the Visitor's Center, where you can imagine the active camp where thousands of people and miners once lived in a town created solely to mine coal.  

  • Capulin Volcano

    46 Volcano, Capulin, NM 88414, USA .

    Part of the 8,000 square mile Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field, Capulin Volcano showcases the volcanic geology of northeastern New Mexico.  The views are spectacular day or night, with views of 4 different states from the volcanic rim and one of the darkest night skies in the country.  Whether it's a quick stop or a day's trip, enjoy exploring the landscape of this unique volcano!

  • Climax Canyon Nature Trail

    1000 Apache Ave, Raton, NM 87740, USA .

    Climax Canyon Park includes the bottom of Climax Canyon, the three-mile long Climax Canyon Nature Trail, an old road that’s now designated for off-road vehicles and horses, a portion of the Old Pass Road, Goat Hill with it’s giant flag and RATON sign, a group picnic area and short hiking path, and the Iridium Layer.

  • Shuler Theater

    131 North 2nd Street, Raton, NM, USA .

    The historic Shuler Theater in downtown Raton, New Mexico, is a state landmark and remains the center for performing arts in northeastern New Mexico.  Open in 1915, the theater currently hosts live performances year round, from comedy to magic to holiday productions.  Visit for tickets.

  • Santa Fe Trail Balloon Festival

    NM-555, Raton, NM, USA .

    An annual event that takes place during the 4th of July weekend, the Santa Fe Trail Balloon Festival brings visitors from all areas to Raton each summer.  The event includes an early morning ascension, music, pancake breakfasts, a parade, a balloon glow, and more!  

  • Raton Mainstreet

    145 South 1st St. Raton, NM 87740 .

    Raton Mainstreet is actually a community revitalization program for historic downtown areas.  We have included it here because a host of events are held by Raton Mainstreet both on S 1st Street and in the downtown area.  You can check the calendar of events here:  Events include annual parades celebrating Independence Day and Christmas; a downtown trick-or-treat event; the Gate City Music Festival; a summer carnival; a local wine and beer tasting event; and more!

  • El Raton Movie Theater

    115 North 2nd Street, Raton, NM, USA .

    The El Raton Theater was built in 1929 in the style of a medieval Spanish castle.  It is listed on the New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties as well as the National Register of Historic Properties.  In 2021 ownership of the theater changed hands, with the first new show on stage being a live comedy performance.  A second event planned for October 2021 can be viewed at  Check Facebook for upcoming events and shows at the theater.  

  • Run to Raton

    244 South 1st Street, Raton, NM, USA .

    An annual bike festival that features a car show, a pin-up girl contest, live music, and more!  This event takes place in July and runs from Thursday through Sunday.  Visit for more information.


  • Raton Country Club

    510 Country Club Road, Raton, NM, USA .

    Established in 1919, the Raton Country Club is a 9-hole course set at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with gorgeous views.  The course offers an amazing Stay & Play deal.  Just bring in your hotel receipt and play 18 holes for free!  In addition to traditional golf, the 18-hole disc golf course is free to the public.  Visit for more information.  

  • Raton Regional Aquatic Center

    100 Memorial Lane, Raton, NM, USA .

    Raton Regional Aquatic Center is a state of the art indoor swimming facility. Opened on May 30, 2011 the Raton Regional Aquatic Center features a Rock Climbing wall, Diving board and an enclosed Water Slide. The Aquatic Center is operated by the City of Raton Parks & Recreation Department.  Visit the Center's Facebook page for hours of operation at