Little Horse Mesa Trail from Soda Pocket Trailhead, follow Opportunity Trail northwest for about 1/4 mile to the Little Horse Mesa Trailhead. The ascent to the top is steep, but very short. You will be rewarded with incredible views of Sugarite Canyon and the plains beyond.
Look for mule deer, elk, turkey and bear. There have been rare sightings of mountain lions. Some areas in the northern part of the park, particularly along Opportunity Trail, burned in the 2011 Track Fire. These areas are now recovering and new vegetation is coming up.
Take exit 452 off of Highway I-25 heading East on NM Highway 72 heading East out of Raton. At Highway 126 turn left (North) towards Sugarite Canyon State Park.
211 Highway 526
Raton, NM 87740