annie on goat hill above raton

Happy Hiking: Climax Canyon Trail

Anytime I come through Raton, New Mexico, I simply just think of it is the place to get gas between Colorado and Texas as there is a long stretch of road without facilities.  Raton, in fact, has more to offer than just gas, particularly its surrounding hiking trails. 

The last time I stopped near Raton for more than just gas was twelve years ago on my first road trip across the USA.  I explored Sugarite Canyon State Park to the Northeast of Raton.  This time, I took Annie to stretch her legs in Climax Canyon Park on the west edge of town.