Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail)

     


Raton, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 445-8500

Sites: 39
Recent Rate: $26 9/2014


Latitude: 36.9890994995355
Longitude: -104.482491016388

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

118 Reviews

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User2228

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very easy access from I 25 on border between New Mexico & Colorado. Clean restrooms. Beautiful views of mesas in NM and mountains in CO (Spanish Peaks and Sangre De Christos). We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Fifth Wheel.

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MostTimers

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Awesome views of the valley below. Friendly staff. Although close to the Interstate, little road noise. Not a place to stop and stock up as it is not close to town. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Fifth Wheel.

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spool

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Historical Raton Pass. Friendly staff. Great place to walk the dogs. Awesome views. We will stay there again. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Fifth Wheel.

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User2475

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. Level site with plenty of room to sit out. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Easy off and on the interstate, but no road noise. Lots of pull-throughs for overnighters. We had a back-in with beautiful views. We would stay here again. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Fifth Wheel.

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starwind

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Only demerit is the spaces are a little tight. Otherwise, level gravel sites with good hookups. Great views, friendly managers, easy on and off from interstate with very little traffic noise. Very handy overnight stop. Café was closed when we were there, the owner was out of town. We would return for an overnight stay. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Motorhome.

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1texan

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an awesome overnight park. Gravel lots but level. Didn't need to unhook. Located at the summit of Raton Pass our back-in site overlooked the mountains. Shower and restroom was spotless. Hosts were very helpful and friendly. On site cafe has a good breakfast and dinner and great desserts. Will plan my trips to stay here again. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Fifth Wheel.

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RLM

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great overnight stop that is equal distance between Raton and Trinidad. It's easy on and off I-25, but there isn't a lot of road noise. Staying a couple extra days would serve the purpose of getting acclimatized to high altitudes before venturing into Colorado. Check-in was friendly and I was lead to my site. The entire campground is gravel, flat, and there are no issues with big rigs. If you're a 5er with a rear window, I would suggest a back-in overlooking the valley. The views are spectacular. There is a picnic table, but fires are not allowed. Voltage was excellent. The water pressure was a bit high so use a regulator to be safe. Verizon cell service is very spotty and without 3/4G. WiFi is satellite based so a tad slow, but the connection was solid. No pet area, but the CG is surrounded by wooded areas. They have a small cafe. My home-cooked style breakfast was tasty and not expensive. The owners live on site and seem to take great pride in their facility. Rate reflects military discount for four people. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Motorhome.

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texasgal54

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Rates reflects Mil/Vet rate. A lovely, quiet, and clean private park at the top of Raton Pass. Level gravel sites and beautiful vista across the valley and down to the Pass. Great WiFi, but don't download or play games. Spotless combined laundry, restroom, and shower facility. For an extra treat, they have homemade and reasonably priced dinners and scratch desserts. Would definitely stay here again! We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Travel Trailer.

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Freestyling

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent location. Amazing views and easy access right at the top off raton pass off I -25. They offer a great dinner and breakfast. Everything is homemade. Highly recommend. Great owners and clean and peaceful. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Travel Trailer.

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Oooooooo

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Fabulous views from this top of a ridge campground. Easy to get into as office staff guide you to your spot. We were in a pull-through with plenty of space for our 4 slides. Spotless maintenance. Campground is all small pea gravel, so NO dust. Family owned and all the staff very nice. Several hiking trails off of the area. Electric 50 amp power , water all strong and satellite RV reception strong. No cable. Better Wi-Fi reception down near the office. Easy off the highway to the campground location. This is a EXCELLENT retreat. Stop at office / cafe to register. Breakfast and some dinners available in cafe. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Motorhome.

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Lifetraveler

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park for a over nighter. Level sites. However, keep in mind you are at the top of a pass so the weather and wind are not the best. Views are fantastic though. The lady in the office came out while we pulled in and took us straight to our site. We would stay here again as long as its only a one nighter. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Motorhome.

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johngalt

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

I always describe "value for cost" from my own perspective, and what we found at Raton Pass is a heck of a "value." Views from 7850' and to the south are outstanding! Sites no more than half-a-bubble off from level. Pea-gravel clean, and not dusty. Power also clean (50 amp), and the water tastes good, with good pressure. Upper-level sites have plenty of maneuver room (they lead you to site and help position), with no overhead obstructions; yes, it's a little close, but plenty of room for slides and the provided picnic tables. Wi-Fi really strong, although the up-link is satellite, so don't expect to do high bandwidth activities (watching movies, etc.), and try to be considerate of other users. Restrooms/showers look brand new - tile walls/epoxy floors; plenty of room even for old fat guys (me) to shower with ease. Yes, there's a bit of road noise from the adjacent over-the-pass 4-lane, but it's really negligible compared to other places we've stayed. And yes, the incline between the office and the main area could be daunting (steep) for flat-landers, however it's well-maintained and should be no issue for anyone's equipment. Can't say it's "kid-friendly," particularly if you're looking for playgrounds and games and typical activities into which to dump your kids, but if they enjoy being able to sit on a bluff and watch wildlife and weather (up close)...(you have exceptional kids). And a meal at the office is an added (unadvertised) bonus - albeit seemingly hit-or-miss schedule, i.e., the cook's choice to cook or not that day. We lucked out on our morning - breakfast was great! If you're staying in the local area, it's only six miles from Raton and only fifteen miles from Trinidad, and it's worth camping up here. Otherwise - it's a great one-night stop-over, or a planned overnight on any other trip up/down I-25, which is what now is for us. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Motorhome.

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mrpeepers

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects an Escapees discount and includes tax. This campground is very oddly configured, but the view is absolutely beautiful. Best sites for view are 10, 11, 12 & 13. People are very friendly. Bath/shower rooms are roomy and clean. There are two washers and two dryers in the same building as the bath/shower rooms. If you're looking for a good place to eat, go to K-Bob's in Raton. Good food, great service, reasonable prices. We would stay here again. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Motorhome.

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golfkitty

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Since this park is at the top of Raton Pass, the temps are nice and cool. The view of the valley to the south is gorgeous. There is minimal shade, but it doesn't matter since it is so cool. The owners are super nice and accommodating and ask you about any possible discounts for which you may qualify. The restrooms & showers could not be any cleaner. Breakfast is served every day and is not only very good but inexpensive as well. I had eggs, bacon, fries, biscuit and coffee for $5.99. Dinner is served a few days a week as well. This is a great place to stop after driving in hot Texas weather. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Motorhome.

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dok

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has 2 names. Raton Pass Camp and Cafe and Cedar Rails. The website show 2 different parks. Cedar Rails on bottom and Raton Pass on top. If you go to the top park, Raton Pass, the lady from the Cedar Rails office will chew you out for not stopping there first. My view was of a sheer rocky bluff 50 feet off my front bumper and I-25 out my side window. Water usage is limited, as is sewer and wi-fi. There is no cable tv service. Their rules are very clear as to the amount of these items that you can use per day. (don't bathe the kids) Sharp turns make access by big rigs not fun. I will definitely not stay again. We camped at Raton Pass Camp and Cafe (Formerly Cedar Rail) in a Motorhome.

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