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Sugarite Canyon State Park

Box 386 HC 63, Raton, NM 87740-9743
+1 505-445-5607
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Beautiful & Peaceful!!

We drove through Sugarite Canyon on our way back to Raton through Johnson Mesa after spending a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ruidoso, New Mexico
Beautiful Lakes, Good Fishing

There are two beautiful mountain lakes in this state park, Lake Alice (smaller) and Lake Maloya... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David R
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“coal mining” (8 reviews)
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“lake maloya” (13 reviews)
Box 386 HC 63, Raton, NM 87740-9743
+1 505-445-5607
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The visitor center staff and camp host Ben were SO nice and helpful! It was my first solo camping adventure and no reservation. Everyone was great. A little disappointed that the shower building was locked early the night I stayed but otherwise, no complaints. Clean...More

2  Thank Deb A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike up to Lake Dorothy. Wish we would have hiked the coal mining trail but it was hot this day so we opted for a place to take the dog swimming. Get your Co. Fishing license and fish in Lake Dorothy - worth the...More

2  Thank rbca314
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We were passing through briefly and this a nice park! The campgrounds were very clean and they provided bear boxes at every site. We would definitely camp here. Be sure to bring your own water as there was no potable water. It seems to have...More

Thank Gina A
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The park boasts several miles of hiking opportunities. Most are moderate to strenuous. We walked on the Deer Run Trail. It was fairly well marked, and the are some good spots for foto ops. We saw a couple of deer. No bear sightings, but we...More

1  Thank TxWaccamaw
Reviewed 5 June 2017

As one of the prettiest parks in all of New Mexico, Sugarite Canyon State Park offers just about everything. The views are to die for... There is a lake where we canoe and fish. We ride our horses for hours in and around the park,...More

3  Thank angie1966d
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I stopped here while traveling through the area, and I'm glad I did. As soon as you enter the park, the views astound you. It has two lakes full of great birdwatching and fishing. With stunning scenery and awesome hiking trails, this park is a...More

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

nice camping facilities, 2 pristine cold water lakes with good fishing, easy access, close camping sites, biking and hiking/walking trails, small museum with trails around ruins of a coal town. lake maloya crosses into Colorado and a third lake that requires hiking. also has great...More

Thank janisbubs
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Great New Mexico State Park the north side of the park bumps into Colorado, you can see mule deer and a possible Black Bear might be sighted fishing in Lake Alice and the bigger Lake Maloya will satisfy your fishing adventure, also historical information on...More

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