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Sugarite Canyon State Park

Box 386 HC 63, Raton, NM 87740-9743
+1 505-445-5607
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While in the Capulin Volcano neighborhood.......

This state park is very close to the Capulin Volcano area. Be sure to stop at the visitor center... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
nice outdoor area

drove up to have a look around, nice area, and nice lake for fishing. I heard they stock it with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Burlington, Canada
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Box 386 HC 63, Raton, NM 87740-9743
+1 505-445-5607
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Buffer2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 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

Thank InfinitePotential
Reviewed 22 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
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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Look these opinions are very subjective. If you have seen the Grand or Palo Duro, this is no comparison. But it is a nice drive with two nice lakes, very scenic. Good walking paths but not much more. All vegetation, no wild life. Fine for...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We drove through Sugarite Canyon on our way back to Raton through Johnson Mesa after spending a half day at Capulin volcano. What an awesome drive!! The beauty was WOW! So green!! The wildflowers were so colorful & prolific! A must see!!!

Thank dlworth72
Reviewed 10 July 2017

There are two beautiful mountain lakes in this state park, Lake Alice (smaller) and Lake Maloya (larger). Good trout fishing to be had in Lake Maloya.

2  Thank David R
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