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Cerrillos Hills State Park

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Address: 37 Main Street, Cerrillos, NM
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First Day HIke

We have a tradition of hiking on January 1st, which, thankfully, state parks across the country have also adopted. So while in Santa Fe we sought out such a hike, and were... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Deb C
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Davidson, North Carolina
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the park during the weekday- the park office is open only from 2-4pm- Peter Lipscomb is the manager. The fee is 5 dollars for single day use vehicle. I hiked a few of the trails, views were very beautiful of the mountains. It was so quiet I could hear the black bird who flew above me -... More 

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Thank Holly G
Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

The trails were scenic. For the most part the trails were narrow. We went by several old mines. It would have been helpful if there was more signage or blazes for the trails. When we first arrived, there was a ranger-led walk that the people seemed to be really enjoying. We chatted with the friendly ranger for a few minutes.... More 

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Thank Pat102
Davidson, North Carolina
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

We have a tradition of hiking on January 1st, which, thankfully, state parks across the country have also adopted. So while in Santa Fe we sought out such a hike, and were directed to Cerrillos Hills SP. Let me say first off that they had absolutely the nicest and cleanest pit toilets I have ever used. The hike itself drew... More 

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Thank Deb C
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great scenery and a pleasant hike. Just make sure you have a hat and sunscreen as you will be out in the sun!

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Thank Marian J
Chatham, New York
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Stopped by the vistor center, open 2-4 pm Enthusiastic volunteer explained the geology. Did a great hike to an overview. So glad we stopped

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Thank TravelingUpstateNY
South Florida, Florida
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Easy hiking, some connecting trails are longer. Take the map, not that you would get seriously lost, but you could end up with an extra mile of hiking or so with a wrong turn. Gives a good overview of mining in the area, with many old mining sites from iron ore to silver. You get the idea that this was... More 

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Thank Bill M
Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Park was easy to find and trail maps were available at the trailhead. It being a state park, there is a $5 fee that you self-pay at the trailhead. There are hills, but nothing too strenuous so good for beginners. There was evidence of horseback riding on the trails. There is little-to-no shade so the sun was hot and intense... More 

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Thank Goldstarvw
Cerrillos, New Mexico
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

My neighbors and I have often visited the State Park here for hiking and even sometimes for horseback riding locally. It's a series of rolling hills with very easy hikes. Not a lot of steep inclines, so it's an easy way to see the old mining districts south of Santa Fe. The State Park has a very nice new office... More 

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Neat to see actual old silver and turquoise mines. The old shafts are gated off, but you can see where they were, and imagine what the prospecting life was like. Nearby Madrid has a museum with more info, and a row of miner's houses turned into shops, coffee houses, and craft beer joints.

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Thank dfauver
Springfield, Tennessee
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is a nice little state park that has trails leading to numerous old turquoise mines. The is a $5 entrance fee and the road goes about a mile or so before dead ending. There are several miles of trail that are mostly easy hikes. The visitor center is in the town of Cerrillos and has information on the area.... More 

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