Cimarron Canyon State Park

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Coordinates: 36°32′16″N 105°10′30″W / 36.53778°N 105.17500°W / 36.53778; -105.17500
Cimarron Canyon State Park
New Mexico State Park
Palisades sill, NM.jpg
The Palisades Sill in Cimarron Canyon
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Colfax
Location Eagle Nest
 - elevation 7,500 ft (2,286 m)
 - coordinates 36°32′16″N 105°10′30″W / 36.53778°N 105.17500°W / 36.53778; -105.17500
Area 378 acres (153 ha)
Founded 1979
Management New Mexico State Parks Division
Owner New Mexico State Game Commission [1]
Location of Cimarron Canyon State Park in New Mexico

Cimarron Canyon State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, located 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Eagle Nest in the Colin Neblett Wildlife Area. The park is popular for trout fishing in the Cimarron River and its tributaries, Clear Creek and Tolby Creek.[2] The park also has numerous trails, which are used for hiking in the summer and snow shoeing in the winter. Cimarron Canyon State Park has 94 developed campsites, and four restrooom facilities. Throughout the year, you can expect to see Deer, Elk, Bear, Turkey, and many species of birds.

The park extends for 8 miles (13 km) along the Cimarron Canyon between Tolby Creek and Ute Park. The Palisades Sill forms spectacular cliffs above the Cimarron River here.



  1. ^ "Cimarron Canyon State Park Management Plan 2010". New Mexico State Parks Division. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  2. ^ Cimarron Canyon State Park

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