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The Sugarite Canyon State Park is a state park in Raton, New Mexico. It is best known for its rich history and natural setting, making it an ideal getaway for many.

Named after the Comanche and Ute name for the plant Chicarica, the Sugarite Canyon State Park has been around since 1891. It was originally used as a water supply. By 1894, coal mining started in the area and soon a mining town emerged. The mines shut down in 1941, but the park was only established in 1985.

There are tons of activities to enjoy at the Sugarite Canyon State Park. Some of the things that can be enjoyed here include fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, camping, picnicking, cross country skiing, rock climbing, and wildlife viewing. Visitors can also see the ruins of the old mining town and learn about the area?s history at the Visitor Center.
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