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Cerrillos Hills State Park37 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
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