100 Clayton Rd, Raton, NM United States (575) 445-3689 RatonChamber@RatonNM.US

Raton, New Mexico – An Affordable and Comfortable Rural Lifestyle on the Santa Fe Trail

Raton, New Mexico offers a comfortable rural lifestyle and abundant economic opportunities with the amenities of the 21st century including high-speed Internet connectivity.  We provide an affordable alternative to the stressful hustle and bustle of big city life.  With stunning landscapes, cool mountain air, and pure water, Raton is an outdoor recreation destination for all ages.  Less stress, more opportunities for outdoor recreation, and our Level IV Trauma Center means that people generally live longer, and many are active into their 80’s and 90’s.

Centrally located on the front-range foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Raton is surrounded by spectacular views and beautiful landscapes.  It is the county seat for Colfax County.  Originally a major town on the Mountain Branch of the Historic Santa Fe Trail, Raton is strategically placed at a crossroads set an equal distance from Albuquerque, NM, Amarillo, TX, and Denver, CO. Considered the northern “Gateway to the Land of Enchantment,” we have 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.  Sugarite Canyon State Park is just one of many nearby locations which offer multiple outdoor recreation opportunities .  For a more complete list of recreational locations and opportunities in the area, click here.