The Cerrillos Hills Park Coalition and Santa Fe County are pleased to announce the opening of Santa Fe County’s first open space park: Cerrillos Hills Historic Park.
Its spectacular setting is within what is probably the oldest continuously used mining area in North America. Much more than the usual local open space park, the Cerrillos Hills Historic Park has been three years in development, and is among the first and largest areas created by the Santa Fe County open space bond issue of 1998.
The Park contains 1,116 acres in the Cerrillos Hills just off the Turquoise Trail Scenic Route (Highway 14) immediately north of the Traditional Village of Cerrillos. Cooperative management planning for an adjacent 2,200 acres of land administered by the Bureau of Land Management, is underway.
The Grand Opening ceremony starts at 10:00 AM with introductions and comments by invited guests. The ribbon cutting near noon will be followed by the Village of Cerrillos Spring Festival, which will include food, music and the work of local craftspeople and artists.
In the afternoon, The Cerrillos Hills Park Coalition will offer docent-led walking tours of the new park, focusing on its history and geology. All are welcome!
Hike, bike (non-motorized), ride horses or just listen to the wonderful tales of this historic area! For more information and lots of history, go to our web site at www.cerrilloshills.org.
To reach the Cerrillos Hills Historic Park: from I-25 drive north from Albuquerque or south from Santa Fe to Highway 14. Or take I-40 from Albuquerque east to the Highway 14 exit, and drive north to the village of Cerrillos — the two routes are almost equidistant--about 50 miles from Albuquerque (25 from Santa Fe). At the first stop sign coming into Cerrillos, turn north (right) and follow the signs 2/3 of a mile to the parking lot.
13301 Sunset Canyon Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
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