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Great campsite

On a solo motorcycle journey. Stopped here in May. Simply beautiful. Spent a night at the Maverick... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Tumwater, Washington
Great little state park in northern New Mexico

Nice little state park--doesn't have many frills. We drove through a day before and hiked the Clear... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
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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 10 July 2017

It is free to drive through the park and enjoy the scenery, but if you plan to park and hike or fish there is a $5 fee per car. The drive through is very nice and scenery is pretty. We hiked the Clear Creek Trail....More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

On a solo motorcycle journey. Stopped here in May. Simply beautiful. Spent a night at the Maverick Campground. Nice and quiet. Restrooms clean as well as the campground. Nice camp host. Nice pond nearby as well as not far from the river. Very peaceful.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Nice little state park--doesn't have many frills. We drove through a day before and hiked the Clear Creek trail today--neat little shaded hike with a lot of small waterfalls. Good for kids. Note: when hiking clear creek, the trailhead is a little hard to find....More

Date of experience: June 2017
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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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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