Raton Pass, at the border of present-day New Mexico and Colorado, was one of the most important, yet treacherous, segments of the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail. The pass cut through the snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains, allowing wagons access to the vast western territory. Today, Raton Pass is a National Historic Landmark and is located along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. The pass is located five miles north of Raton, NM and offers a rewarding opportunity for reflection, fantastic scenery and historic markers along the way.
Kansas City, MO - Dodge City: 5 hrs. 20 mins. approx.
Dodge City - Raton Pass: 4 hrs. 45 mins. approx.
Raton Pass - Santa Fe: 2 hrs. 45 mins. approx.
Kansas City– Topeka: 1hrs 2 min approx.
Topeka- Dodge City: 4 hr 16 min approx.
Dodge City- Pueblo: 4 hrs 43min approx.
Pueblo- Raton Pass, CO: 1 hr. 26 mins. approx.
Raton Pass- Santa Fe: 2 hr 37 mins. Approx.