Recreation

SkingMore than 500 dinosaur tracks were discovered at Clayton Lake State Park in the early 1980s. Their age is estimated at 100 million years, in the late age of dinosaurs. Every April, dinosaur days are held in Clayton. An arts festival takes place each October and the city hosts the Union County Fair in August of each year.

Driving Tours Around Union County
Dry Cimarron Scenic Byway

Step back in history by taking the Dry Cimarron Scenic Byway through 215 road miles in Union and Colfax counties. Drive through spectacularly beautiful country, see actual Santa Fe Trail wagon ruts, wander through an old mining camp, see dinosaur tracks and walk into the crater of a volcano.

SantaFe Trail CenterSanta Fe Trail Scenic Byway
During its colorful history, the Santa Fe Trail was used by traders and merchants, mountain men, gold seekers, military expeditions, immigrants and a few early-day tourists. Follow the old Santa Fe Trail and honor the thousands of men and women who bravely pioneered across the unknown plains in modern-day Union, Colfax, Mora and San Miguel counties.