Sugarite CanyonState Park

Colfax County New Mexico

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Photo by Pam Dickerson

The park, near the north end of secluded Sugarite Canyon, contains historic exhibits, lakes, campsites and hiking trails. Summer weekend campfire programs. Old buildings and rock foundations of the Sugarite coal mining camp (1910-41) just inside the park entrance, can be toured.

The Chicorica-San Francisco Pass parallels the NE border of the Beaubien & Miranda (Maxwell) Land Grant. It formed an alternate route for the Jicarilla Apaches, Mouache Utes, traders, and trappers. Many homesteaders passed here on their way over Raton Pass. The state park contains a museum and several hiking trails with overlooks.

    Location Information

  • View the Google Map for this site (lat-long decimal degrees, NAD27) 36.94069 -104.37946
  • Contact Information

  • Supt., Sugarite Canyon State Park
  • HCR63 Box 380
  • Raton, NM 87740
  • Phone: (575)445-5607
  • Fax: (575)445-8828