Visit The Park

Cerrillos Hills, New Mexico's 35th State Park, is a year-round, day-use park located off the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. You will cross paths with over 1,100 years of mining history here along the five miles of trails and enjoy spectacular views of the Sandia, Ortiz, Jemez, and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges.

Hours

Cerrillos Hills State Park is open year round from sunrise to sunset for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and picnicking.

Trails

The park has five miles of trails which offer scenic views of the Galisteo Basin and surrounding areas. Historic mine shafts are safeguarded and signed with interpretive information. Elevations range from 5,800-6,100 feet.

Daily Fees

  • $5 per Vehicle
  • $15 per Bus
  • Free for Bicycle or Walk-in
  • Or use your Annual New Mexico State Parks pass which is good for day-use entrance for all 35 State Parks. Passes cost $40 and are available from the park ranger.

Cash or checks accepted. Use the self-pay envelopes to deposit your fee.

Park Rules

    • Please keep pets leashed
    • Stay on the trail
    • Pack litter out
    • Respect private property boundaries
    • Yield to horseback riders by stepping off the trail on the downhill side, making sure you are visible to them
    • No rock collecting or metal detecting

Activities

There are different programs featuring the park's unique resources every month. Visit our Events page to find out what's going on this month. Evening events held at dusk or after dark require a day pass and the park remains open to hold them. The Visitor Center in Cerrillos village is open Thursday - Monday from 2-4 PM and closed Memorial Day.

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Park Visitor Center

Park Manager: Sarah Wood
37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010
sarah.wood@state.nm.us
Tel: (505) 474-0196

Entrance to the building is off of Rail Road, just south and west of the railroad crossing. The visitor center is open Thursday-Monday from 2-4 pm or by appointment. Park brochures, maps & New Mexico State Park information can be found in the lobby and outside under the front portal.

Amigos de Cerrillos State Park manages the gift shop which has snacks, water bottles, books, minerals & greeting cards.

The Centennial room is available to rent for group functions or meetings:
http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/documents/CHSPMulti-Useroomrentalagreement.pdf

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