Welcome to Raton. Planning a trip here can be a big part of all fun, but there’s also a lot of ground to cover. Click on the categories on the left to find more information on the corresponding subjects. Below you can see the essential things like the geography, time zone and more. 


Located approximately 6.5 miles south of the New Mexico/Colorado border and 85 miles west of Texas, Raton spans 8.0 sq miles. Surrounded by mountains and hill country, each direction you look you’ll have some of the most breath taking scenery in New Mexico.

Time Zone

Raton is on Mountain Standard time.

Seasonal Events and Attractions

There’s guaranteed to be something fun happening during your visit. To see what’s going on, visit our calendar of events or our annual event listings. 

Useful Phone Numbers

Here are some important phone numbers to keep handy during your visit to Raton:

  • Emergencies: 911
  • Raton City: (575) 445-9451
  • Police non-emergency (575) 445-2704
  • Raton Visitor Center: (575) 445-3689

New Mexico State

If you’d like to explore the rest of the state, visit  www.newmexico.org, the official website for New Mexico State tourism.