The United States Department of Interior has announced that 370 miles of trails have been added to the list of National Recreation Trails. One of the newly listed trails is right here in Raton, the Climax Canyon Nature Trail located in the Climax Canyon Park.
From the Department of Interior Press Release:
Climax Canyon Nature Trail
This easy to moderate 3-mile, figure 8 loop trail overlooking downtown Raton is named after the now abandoned Climax Mine. Schools use the trail as a field trip location to teach students about ecology, biology, geology, and natural science. With its historic significance and fantastic views of mountains, mesas, and New Mexico’s high plains, the trail is one of Raton’s outdoor recreation treasures.
Read the full release here: DOI Press Release