Cerrillos Hills 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 along the five miles of trails and enjoy spectacular views of the Sandias, Ortiz, Jemez, and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges. The park has 5 miles of trail among rolling juniper and pinon hills that are accessible year-round for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers.
The Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park website www.cerrilloshills.org has extensive information on the park's history, both ancient and recent.
History and Plants and Stars and Animals - We have different programs featuring the park's unique resources every month. Visit the Events Calendar to find out what's going on this month.
Broken Saddle Horseback Riding Company offers horseback rides through the park. It's a great way to see the views.
Cerrillos Hills State Park is in Santa Fe County approximately 16 miles south of Santa Fe and 4 miles north of Madrid.
The State Park Visitor Center is at 37 Main Street in Cerrillos. The entrance is in the back, on Rail Road, south and west of the railroad tracks. The visitor center is open Thursday-Monday from 2-4 pm or by appointment. To contact the Park manager by e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 474-0196.
State Park Visitor Center
Climbing Cortez Trail