Raton Mesas (Bartlett, Horseshoe and Johnson)
Colfax County New Mexico
These discontinuous mesas, sandstone-capped by seven-million-year- old basaltic lava flows, dominate the geography NE, E & SE of Raton, where the Mountain Route of the SFT passed. Photograph shows Johnson Mesa in the background.
The Raton Mesa Group influenced the location of trails like the Santa Fe Trail, stream flows, springs and forage sites. These mesas could be seen by Santa Fe Trail travelers, especially those on the Mountain Route.
- View the Google Map for this site (lat-long decimal degrees, NAD27) 36.93541 -104.27314
- Raton Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council
- PO Box 1211
- Raton, NM 87740
- Fax: 505-445-3680