Raton Pass


Raton Pass - Las Animas County, Colorado / Colfax County, New Mexico - 7,881 feet
(other name - Cimarron)
Raton Creek to north. Railroad Canyon to south.

On the north-bound (east) side of I-25 between Raton NM and Trinidad CO at the state border.
Vintage 1929 bronze plaque is at the north end of the pull-out, behind the fence by the large water tank.
pavement - road bike

#13 - photos by Randy Bishop, 04/23/2005


Vintage 1929 bronze marker at the summit.

Vintage 1929 bronze marker at the summit.

At the summit.
 
 

At the summit, looking north toward Spanish Peaks.

Google Earth view.
 
 

photos by Randy Bishop, 05/15/2017


At the summit.
 

At the summit.
 

Vintage 1929 bronze marker at the summit.

Welcome to Colorful Colorado

photo by Karl Zuercher, 07/31/2015


At the summit, looking north. Notice the new green Raton Pass sign.



From United States Board on Geographic Names:
Feature Name ID Class County State Latitude Longitude Ele(ft) Map BGN Date Entry Date
Raton Pass 898411 Gap Colfax NM 365928N 1042912W 7798 Raton - 13-NOV-1980


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Last modified: June 17, 2017