- "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.
- It's 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.