Accessible from State Highway 14 commonly called the Turquoise Trail, Cerrillos is on the scenic road from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, closer to Santa Fe. It is home to Mary's Bar, Casa Grande Trading Post, Mining Museum & Petting Zoo, William Skrips studio, a children's park, Historical Society, Post Office and Health Center, Broken Saddle stables and Cerrillos Hills State Park with 5 miles of hiking, biking and riding trails.
The Mining Museum contains artifacts from the American Old West and Cerrillos Mining District with examples of rare Cerrillos turquoise on display and for sale. There are cardboard cutouts of characters from the film Young Guns and information on other movies which were filmed in and around Cerrillos. Volunteers with Santa Fe Botanical Garden offer docent led tours in the Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve south of town.