Local Information

Here you will learn about local accommodations, where to find places to eat and area attractions.

Hotels / Motels:
America's Best Value Inn-Sands - 575-445-2737 Best Western - 575-445-8501
Budget Host Raton - 575-445-3655 Colt Motel - 575-445-2305
El Kapp Motel - 575-445-2791 Heart’s Desire B&B - 575-445-1000
Holiday Inn Express - 575-445-1500 Maverick Motel - 575-445-3792
Microtel - 575-445-9100 Motel 6 - 575-445-2777
Oasis Motel - 575-445-2221 Quality Inn - 575-445-4200
Raton Pass Inn - 575-445-3641 Robin Hood Motel - 575-445-5577
Super 8 - 575-445-2355 Travel Motel - 575-445-5503
Texan - 575-445-3647  



There are plenty of good places to eat in the area.  For a complete list, please visit www.visitraton.org.



Need a break from the non-stop action at the NRA Whittington Center?  Then you should explore historic Raton and the beauty of the surrounding area.  Some activities for you to consider:


The Santa Fe Trail National Scenic Byway

New Mexico has eight National Scenic Byways and 26 State Byways. Along these historic routes, you will experience the stunning geography, fascinating history and unlimited recreational opportunities that make these roads a must see on your trip to the Real West. For map and more information, call New Mexico Visitor Information Center in Raton at 800-494-4853 or email raton.vic@stateNM.US.

Raton Golf Course

The Raton Country Club offers golfers the opportunity to play 9 holes of golf in one of the truly untouched regions in the country. Depending on the season, wild turkey, bear, deer, elk and other wildlife can be viewed from the greens. For more information, call 800-494-4853

Climax Canyon Park & Nature Trail

Named after an abandoned coal mine and located at the end of Apache Avenue just blocks from downtown Raton. Offers a several mile multi-loop nature trail with breathtaking views of Raton and the surrounding landscape.  Includes great wildlife viewing opportunities.

Sugarite Canyon State Park

See what nature is supposed to look like.  Fish, picnic, hike, attend a ranger program, climb rocks and camp overnight at the Soda Pocket and Lake Alice campgrounds.  For additional information, call 800-494-4853

Raton Parks

In addition to the Sugarite Canyon State Park and Climax Canyon Park & Nature Trail, there are plenty of other parks to take the kids, play sports, have a picnic, view beautiful scenery or just relax and do nothing.  For a detailed list of parks, please visit www.visitraton.org.

Capulin Volcano National Monument

Located just to the East of Raton is an example of an extinct cinder cone volcano that is part of the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field. A paved road spirals around the volcano and visitors can drive up to a parking lot at the rim. Hiking trails circle the rim and lead down into the mouth of the volcano.

Raton Museum

Located in the heart of downtown Raton (108 South Second Street).  Features exhibits related to Raton’s ranching, mining, Santa Fe Trail and railroad history. Free and open to the public.  Come by and pick up the walking tour of the downtown Raton historic district.  Hours: Summer: 10am - 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday; Winter: 10am - 4pm, Wednesday – Saturday.

Historic Shuler Theater

Taking in a performance at the Shuler Theater is like traveling back to the turn of the 20th century, when artists performed in theaters that were even more elaborately appointed than the performances themselves.  Today, the Shuler Theater is a state landmark and remains the center for performing arts in northeastern New Mexico.

Philmont Scout Ranch

More than 23,000 scouts and their families and troop masters from all around the country descend on the ranch every summer to explore and learn across 137,000 acres of rugged mountain terrain.  You name it, they do it: Rock climbing, horseback riding, archeological explorations, conservation activities and more.  For more information, call 800-494-4853 or visit www.philmontscoutranch.org.

New Mexico Visitor Center

Want more ideas?  The New Mexico Visitor Information Center is located on 100 Clayton Road.  They have a wealth of information about Raton and the surrounding areas.  You can also call them at 575-445-2761 or email raton.vic@state.nm.us.

Raton Recreation

Get a full list of Raton's updated recreation events by visiting www.ratonrecreation.com