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Near Trinidad in Las Animas County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Raton Pass

Between Colorado and New Mexico

 

—Altitude 7,881 Feet —

 
Raton Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2014
1. Raton Pass Marker
Marker is behind fence and hidden by grass and weeds.
Inscription. "Raton" is Spanish for "Mouse". On mountain branch Santa Fe Trail. Crossed by Kearny's Army of the west in the Mexican war and by first regiment, Colorado Volunteers in the civil war. "Uncle Dick" Wooten's toll road built 1865. Railroad constructed 1878. Improved Highway built 1919 - 1922
 
Erected 1929 by The State Historical Society of Colorado from The Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation and by The State Highway Department. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
 
Location. 36° 59.672′ N, 104° 28.801′ W. Marker is near Trinidad, Colorado, in Las Animas County. Marker is on Interstate 25 at milepost 0, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Use exit 460 from Interstate 25 in New Mexico, into rest area to reach marker. Marker is in this post office area: Trinidad CO 81082, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Road to Santa Fe - Over the Pass / Santa Fe Trail Country - "Uncle Dick" Wootton (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mountain Route (approx. 7.9 miles away in New Mexico); First Automobile in New Mexico
Raton Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2014
2. Raton Pass Marker
Marker is on rock behind pole.
(approx. 7.9 miles away in New Mexico); Raton (approx. 8.3 miles away in New Mexico); A Clash of Cultures (approx. 12.1 miles away); The Coal Miner's Canary (approx. 12.1 miles away); Coal Miners' Memorial (approx. 12.1 miles away); Women & Children's March, 1914 (approx. 12.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Trinidad.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Raton Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2014
3. Raton Pass Marker
Raton Pass image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2014
4. Raton Pass
View south from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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