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Sugarite Canyon State Park

Box 386 HC 63, Raton, NM 87740-9743
+1 505-445-5607
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The old people who run the campground allow only other old retirees to stay there in the few spots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas

Look these opinions are very subjective. If you have seen the Grand or Palo Duro, this is no... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim D
Dallas, Texas, United States
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  • Average9%
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“coal mining” (8 reviews)
“lake alice” (11 reviews)
“lake maloya” (14 reviews)
Box 386 HC 63, Raton, NM 87740-9743
+1 505-445-5607
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old people who run the campground allow only other old retirees to stay there in the few spots available. They are grumpy and rude. We will never visit the park again.

Thank dliwsgerg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Look these opinions are very subjective. If you have seen the Grand or Palo Duro, this is no comparison. But it is a nice drive with two nice lakes, very scenic. Good walking paths but not much more. All vegetation, no wild life. Fine for...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 14 July 2017

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 10 July 2017

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.

2  Thank David R
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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 19 June 2017 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

4  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
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