Eagle Nest, New Mexico 87718
Set in New Mexico’s high country, where spectacular palisade cliffs and clear running waters dominate the landscape, Cimarron Canyon State Park is part of the 33,116-acre Colin Neblett Wildlife Area—the largest wildlife area in the state. The cool, high mountain park offers excellent trout fishing. Anglers can fish eight miles of premier brown trout waters for stocked browns or rainbows. Smaller trout and solitude can be found in the Cimarron River’s tributaries, Clear Creek and Tolby Creek. Crenellated granite formations make up sheer palisade cliffs that dominate the park’s scenery. From the main canyon, day hikes and cross-country skiing are popular. Elk, deer, bear, turkey and grouse attract hunters in the fall and winter. Wildlife viewing is plentiful as songbirds, elk, deer, bear call the park home.
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From the Northeast – exit I-25 at exit 445 south of Raton and take US 64, 50 miles to the park. From the Southeast – exit I-25 at exit 419, north of Springer and take Hwy 56 to Cimarron. Turn left and take US 64 15 miles to the Park. From the West – take US 64 from Taos, 35 miles to the Park.
All campgrounds are off US 64; Tolby campground is just east of Milepost 288; Maverick and Ponderosa campgrounds are just east of Milepost 295.
- Campground Host
- Drinking Water
- Equestrian trail
- Picnic Tables
- Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
- Fly Fishing
- Horseback riding
- Nature Trails
- Wildlife Viewing
Tolby #2 and #3, Maverick #36 and #39.
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