Cooperative Extension Service Colfax County

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Colfax County was named for Schuler Colfax, Vice President of the United States under President Grant at the time this historic county was created. Raton is the county seat and is located at the foot of Raton Pass, gateway to the Land of Enchantment. The county is an important mining center with New Mexico's only underground coal mine. The NRA Whittington Center, Philmont Scout Ranch, DAV Vietnam Veterans National Memorial, Sugarite Canyon State Park, Angel Fire Ski Resort are tourist attractions. The geography of Colfax County varies widely, ranging from the high plains to high mountain elevations. Ranching, hunting, fishing, and historic sites such as the elaborate Schuler Theater in Raton and the St. James Hotel in Cimarron are all important parts of Colfax County's interesting history.

Upcoming Events

Colfax County 26th Annual Health Fair

Will be held April 27, 2017, 9 AM-3 PM at the Raton Convention Center

Free & reduced fee screenings, blood drive, & lots of information on health related topics!

See flyer for more information.

Master Gardener House Plant Workshop

Will be held April 11, 2017 at the Colfax County CES Classroom, starts at 2 PM,

See flyer for more information.

Colfax County Fair & Rodeo

August 7-13, 2017 in Springer, NM

Fair Theme "Blue Jeans & Country Dreams"

Quilt Show Theme "Illusion"

More information to come

Learn About Colfax County

  • Colfax County
    learn more about Colfax County on the county website
Contact information

PO Box 370
Raton, NM 87740
Phone: 575-445-8071
Fax: 575-445-2618


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