Cimarron Canyon State Park
|Cimarron Canyon State Park|
|New Mexico State Park|
The Palisades Sill in Cimarron Canyon
|- elevation||7,500 ft (2,286 m)|
|Area||378 acres (153 ha)|
|Management||New Mexico State Parks Division|
|Owner||New Mexico State Game Commission |
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. 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.
Cimarron Canyon State Park, just below the dam for Eagle Nest Lake.
Deer at Cimarron Canyon State Park