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Cerrillos

The area turquoise and lead deposits were critical to the jewelry and pottery making of the prehistoric Indians and these mines influenced Spanish settlement. The Cerrillos mining district is one of the oldest and most marked of the Old Spanish mineral developments in the Southwest. In fact, turquoise is still being mined here on several private claims. Cerrillos was full of hearty miners who extracted gold, silver, lead, zinc and turquoise from area mines at its peak in the 1880’s. The miners supported the town’s 21 saloons and four hotels. While it was once seriously considered as the capitol of New Mexico, today Cerrillos, with its dirt streets, is a picturesque reminder of the Old West. There are several Shops & Galleries, a Post Office, Health Clinic and family homes. Visit the Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo and the Cerrillos Hills State Park which has 5.2 miles of hiking and biking trails. The town has been the setting for several motion pictures, most prominently "Young Guns" filmed in 1988. Saint Joseph’s church has mass Sunday morning. (505) 471-1562.

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Astronomy Adventures

Astronomy Adventures

29 High Feather Ranch Rd
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 577-7141

Explore the celestial jewels and woder found in New Mexico's night sky. Telescopes provided. By Appointment.

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Broken Saddle Riding Co.

Broken Saddle Riding Co.

County Rd 59-A
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 424-7774

Ride the Cerrillos Hills State Park. Silver & Turquoise Mines. Missouri Fox Trotters, Tennessee Walkers. Walk, Trot, Canter or Gallup. Small groups/private rides.

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Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo

Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo

17 Waldo St W
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 438-3008

We mine and sell rare Cerrillos Turquoise. Mine tours available by advance reservation. Gift Shop, Minerals, Bottles and Collectibles. Featured on Antiques Roadshow. "Come by & feed the Animals."

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Cerrillos Community Church

Cerrillos Community Church

37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 438-2885

A Bible based Christian Fellowship. Bible Study, Worship Times on the Internet.

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Cerrillos Hills State Park

Cerrillos Hills State Park

37 Main Street
PO Box 460
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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1-888-NMPARKS or (505) 474-0196

Hike, bike or horseback ride scenic trails. Visit historic mine pits. Programs offered year-round.

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Encaustic Art Institute

Encaustic Art Institute

18 County Rd. 55A
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 424-6487

501c3 dedicated to encaustic/wax awareness. Gallery open 12-5 weekends, or by appt.

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Kludgit Sound

Kludgit Sound

44 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010

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(505) 471-0051

Audio recording services. Since 1977. Live Band Recordings. Historic 1800s stone building with ISO booths.

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Nai of Stoneridge

Nai of Stoneridge

3405 Hwy 14
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 471-6214

Specializing in properties along The Turquoise Trail.

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Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve

Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve

582 County Rd 55
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 471-9103

A 1, 350-acre Santa Fe County Open Space Preserve managed by Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Hiking in the Preserve is by tour only. For more information on the tour schedule, please go to the website or call the SFBG.

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Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden and Studio

Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden and Studio

3453 State Hwy 14 N
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 471-4688

Artist Kevin Box resides, creates and exhibits his work and others’ in this world-class space. Open during season, by appointment and by chance.

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Upcoming Event

Stuffing Strut

Friday - November 28, 2014
Annual post holiday hike through the Cerrillos Hills State Park.
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National Scenic Byway

On June 15, 2000 the Turquoise Trail received designation as a National Scenic Byway from the The National Scenic Byways Program after completing a comprehensive corridor management plan.

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