raton. info] is a town in [[Northeast New Mexico | northeastern]] [[New Mexico]], [[United States of America]].
Raton is on Interstate 25, a main north-south artery in the [[Rocky Mountains (United States of America) | Rocky Mountain]] region, just south of Raton Pass. Access from the south is usually straightforward, but the pass can be rough going during winter storms, with the possibility of closures for short times.
Raton is a stop along Amtrak's [http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Route/Horizontal_Route_Page&c=am2Route&cid=1081442673827&ssid=132
Southwest Cheif] daily route. The depot is located at 201 South First Street .
* Raton was a waypoint on the [[Santa Fe Trail]], and there are some historic sites in town. Check out the town museum at 216 S. First St., ''+1
505'' 445-8979, not only for exhibits and artifacts at the museum itself, but also for guidance to other historic sites.
* '''Pappa's Sweet Shop''', 1201 S. 2nd St., ''+1
505'' 445-9811. M-Sa 11-2, 5-9; closed major holidays. Not just a candy store (although it is that, and a good one), but also quite a good source of standard American fare; the salads are excellent. Pleasant atmosphere in the dining room in back, which you don't see at first glance when you walk in; don't be fooled by your initial reactions.
* '''Best Western Sands''', 300 Clayton Road, ''+1
505'' 445-2737. Rooms from $55, higher in summer. Convenient to I-25 (exit 451).* '''Comfort Inn''', 533 Clayton Road, ''+1 505'' 445-4200. Another motorist-oriented franchise close to I-25.
* '''Sugarite State Park'''
[[Wikipedia:Raton, New Mexico]]