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“A great family camping area.”

Sugarite Canyon State Park
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Raton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

This is a great place to take your family for a week-end of camping and hicking. They have some wonderful outdoor programs they put on and different tours throughout the historic ruins. At christmas time you can walk the trail that is lit by the luminaros, a very pretty sight. The park has a lake that is partly in New Mexico and partly in Colorado.

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Reviewed 28 February 2012

Average. Not really worth a side trip, but ok if you happen to be in the area.

1  Thank Mom_with_Teenagers14
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Sugarite has a wonderful camping area, great hiking. Not too far from 2 lakes for some great fishing.

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Reviewed 24 October 2011

This was a pleasant ride on my motorcycle, but nothing special. The historic coal mining town was interesting only because it paralled my own expereinc growing up in a company town.

1  Thank AHAB1110
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

The state park lies on the old Sugarite (pronounced Sugar-eet) Coal Mines and the foundations of much of the old mining town can still be seen. However, if you are hiking to the top to see the coal mines (which the signs seem to indicate is possible), you will be disappointed. The mines are caved in and there's nothing to see but signs pointing to where the entrances used to be. One day this might be restored into an amazing recreation of a turn-of-the-20th-Century mining camp. As a history guy, I thought it was pretty cool. My wife... not so much.

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