Raton, New Mexico

Raton (/rəˈtn/ rə-TONE)[4] is a city and the county seat of Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico. The city is located just south of Raton Pass. The city is also located about 6.5 miles south of the New Mexico–Colorado border and 85 miles west of Texas.

Raton, New Mexico
Downtown Raton (2010)
Location within Colfax County and New Mexico
Coordinates: 36°53′49″N 104°26′24″W
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyColfax
Area
  Total7.96 sq mi (20.62 km2)
  Land7.96 sq mi (20.62 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
6,680 ft (2,036 m)
Population
  Total6,041
  Estimate 
(2019)[3]
5,938
  Density755.13/sq mi (292.96/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
  Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP code
87740
Area code575
FIPS code35-62060
GNIS feature ID0902335
Websiteratonnm.gov

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