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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

Located north of Cerrillos Village, Cerrillos Hills State Park is a day-use park with 5 miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riding offering spectacular views of Northern New Mexico as well as safe access to dozens of pre-1900's mines. Just 18 miles south of Santa Fe and 40 miles north of Albuquerque, Cerrillos Hills takes you back to a quieter time and wilder place.

- Visit the website for a schedule of events
- Visit the Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park website for more information

Tags: Cerrillos, Entertainment/Recreation, Biking, For Kids, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Outdoor, Picnic

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Check through Turquoise Trail events for our Saturday performances: music, poetry, dance, talks in the galleries performance space from 1-3 pm. Our First Saturday Gallery Receptions for new exhibitions are 3-5pm.


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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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