Raton Pass is scenic, breathtaking and stands nearly a mile and a half high. The pass was one of the most challenging legs of the journey for early Santa Fe Trail travelers. You will experience beautiful vistas across the entire pass. Get a close up look at Fisher's Peak before you reach the top of the pass. Here you will catch one last spectacular views of the Spanish Peaks as they turn into the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range which marks the gateway to New Mexico. The Interstate was carved through the mountain tops showing the remarkable geologic changes in the earth through the years. Interpreted pull offs about Santa Fe Trail history provide photo ops and fresh mountain air.
John F. Kenedy Memorial Highway
- Trinidad, CO 81082
- 36.99929700, -104.48272700