Raton, New Mexico offers a comfortable rural lifestyle with abundant economic opportunities. We enjoy a low cost of living and a laid back life style. With stunning landscapes, cool mountain air, and pure water, Raton is an outdoor recreation destination for all ages.
Centrally located on the front-range foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, our town is surrounded by spectacular views and beautiful landscapes. On the Mountain Branch of the Historic Santa Fe Trail, Raton is strategically placed at a crossroads equal distance from Albuquerque, NM, Amarillo, TX, and Denver, CO. Considered the northern “Gateway to the Land of Enchantment,” our area has a rich and romantic history which features excellent examples of architecture from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. The elevation varies from 6,352 at the municipal airport to 7,834 at Raton Pass and 8,800 above Sugarite Canyon State Park 12 miles to the east. For a more complete list of recreational locations and opportunities in the area, click here.