Ramblin’ Round Raton

Ramblin’ Round Raton aims to promote healthy lifestyles through walking and hiking in Raton and on nearby public lands. Research shows walking and hiking can help us live longer and feel better. Ramblin’ Round Raton promotes use of walkways and trails on public land. We organize and support walking groups, sponsor walking events, advocate for walkable streets and highways, promote development of trails, and support enhancing our walking places.

Ramblin’ Round Raton is supported by an alliance established by NM State Parks, NM Department of Health, Miners’ Colfax Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy, Raton Department of Parks and Recreation, National Park Service, GrowRaton!, and the University of New Mexico’s Prevention Research Center.

The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. This graph shows the percentage of adults who meet this recommendation in Colfax County (including Raton) as compared to New Mexico and the United States in the years 2011, 2013, and 2015.

For more information on health stats in Colfax County, check out the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.

last updated Dec. 10, 2018