VISITING RATON, NEW MEXICO
Photo courtesy Therese Crowther
September is the most gorgeous month in New Mexico with fall colors, perfect temperatures, and crisp blue skies, but like anything in the Rocky Mountains, it can change quickly. The best choice for clothing is several light layers to accommodate wind, rain, or sunny skies.
Drink water. Then drink some more. The arid weather, elevation, (especially if you're a low-lander), and sun can cause dehydration and altitude sickness.
Watch for elk, deer, bears, and any other critters of the Rocky Mountains scampering in front of your car, into your lunch, or in front of your camera.
This land is rich in history, from the Folsom Man, to the early days of the Santa Fe Trail, the railroad era, and is rich in mining and cowboy heritage. Take the opportunity to explore and appreciate the cultures of the area and its architecture.
ENJOYING THE SANTA FE TRAIL and MORE!
THINGS TO KNOW
Elevation: 6,680 feet
Population: 6,885 (2010)
What is the Zia Symbol?
Red or Green?
ENJOY THE WILDLIFE
Callers can call the reservation center and ask for the Master of the Mountain Group Rate or book on-line using the group code "MOM".
Master of the Mountains Facebook
Raton Parks & Recreation
City of Raton
Raton Chamber of Commerce
Raton Facebook Page
2014 Winner's Blog:
I liked that it had few restrictions or regulations on gear. It was like a chess game - trying to choose the equipment that was best suited for the event.
On a scale of 1-10.10 being the best. I would rate it a 10. One of the best things I've ever done. I will do this event next year.