Nestled among the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains of Northeast New Mexico, Raton, only six miles from the Colorado border on Interstate 25, offers fresh air and plentiful water along with breathtaking scenery, a wonderful variety of outdoor recreational activities and a vibrant art scene. The relaxed and leisurely way of life is further enhanced by the educational opportunities provided by the Highlands University satellite classes and a state-of-art medical center.
No matter what your interest, Raton has something for you. The outdoor enthusiast will thoroughly enjoy the abundant opportunities in the Raton area for hunting, fishing, hiking, horse-back riding, golfing, camping, and outdoor shooting. Raton has an active, exciting art scene including performances in the historic Shuler Theater and art shows in the local galleries. Also, exciting, unique geology like the iridium layer, Raton Basin and Capulin National Volcano and more. Other Historically Important sites here are the Santa Fe Trail, railroading, mining, and cattle ranching. Day Trips - several fun, interesting locations to visit in a short driving distance