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Take a slow drive through Cimarron Canyon State Park. Enjoy the spectacular rock formations... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Amarillo, Texas
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Every kind of hiking imaginable

We hiked most of the trails there. Clear Creek was great with two waterfalls. Trout fishing all... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Pensacola, Florida
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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.
28869 Us-64, Eagle Nest, NM 87718
+1 888-667-2757
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Take a slow drive through Cimarron Canyon State Park. Enjoy the spectacular rock formations (Palisades Sill) and "Old Man's Face" as you traverse the canyon. No fee as long as you do not park too long or use any of the Fee Area sites.

1  Thank TxWaccamaw
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Went on a hike at a place I cannot remember the name of the trail, but it was about in the middle of the area, right by a horseshoe turn. It was great. Easy walking along a creek with several waterfalls. We went up about...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

We hiked most of the trails there. Clear Creek was great with two waterfalls. Trout fishing all along the canyon. Beautiful to drive through.

1  Thank uphill69
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...More

1  Thank Robyn N
Reviewed 14 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...More

3  Thank teds759
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...More

Thank kisstab
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank mountains74
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
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
Reviewed 10 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
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