The Aztec Mill, built in 1864, used to grind flour for Fort Union and the Ute and Apache Indians. Now this historic landmark houses a large collection of photographs and artifacts interpreting local history and is just one of several historic attractions in the Cimarron area. Best yet, the museum is free!
Cimarron attracts outdoorsmen from all around. At 33,116 acres, the Colin Neblett Wildlife Area is the largest state wildlife area & includes Cimarron Canyon State Park. The Cimarron River traverses the canyon past the sheer cliffs of the Palisades. Picnic areas and campgrounds are located within the Canyon. Hiking, hunting and fishing are popular, as is watching the abundant deer, elk and other wildlife. This is just one of the several public lands available in Cimarron.
Also notable in Cimarron is the Philmont Scout Ranch, which is the largest Scout ranch in the world. Philmont is the BSA’s National Training Center and premier High Adventure Base, hosting nearly 25,000 Scouts, explorers and leaders annually. Tourists love to visit the various museums that are open to the public at Philmont.
Whether you’re coming to Cimarron for relaxation and beauty, to experience the many artists and galleries, to partake in the many outdoor activities available, or to gaze back in time at our nation’s unruly days in the west, you will truly find Cimarron to be a place of enchantment.