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"Hunting, parachuting, getting mauled to death by mountain lions...Raton Canyon is a paradise for adrenaline junkies and Cassidy Creek provides an essential link for untreated sewage to flow between the Alamo Sea and the Pacific Ocean."
―GTA V digital manual

Raton Canyon is located within the Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness area in Blaine County. Cassidy Creek runs from the Alamo Sea to the Pacific Ocean through the canyon. There are also several trails, as well as Raton Pass that go through the canyon.

Description

Raton Canyon is a large canyon that divides the Mount Josiah and Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness. It is crossed by Cassidy Creek, that creates several waterfalls. All the canyon is crossed by trails at differents levels. Three important bridges cross over the creek, including the Cassidy Creek Bridge. It is one of the most beautiful places of San Andreas, and a excellent place to do extreme sports like parachuting.

Influence

Raton Canyon is based on Bixby Creek, located in Big Sur, California.

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Roads and Streets

Trivia

  • Its name is likely a reference to American beat author Jack Kerouac's novel Big Sur, in which the narrator spends time alone in the fictional "Raton Canyon." Ironically, the novel shares its name with the city in which Bixby Creek is located, which is the real-life counterpart of Raton Canyon.
  • "Ratón" means mouse in Spanish.
  • The picture of the Raton Canyon in the digital manual show erroneously Lago Zancudo.

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