Cerrillos Hills State Park is steeped in history that you’ll discover on five miles of interpretive trails. Hills formed by volcano remnants 30 million years ago hold a rich mining history, including turquoise and lead mines established by ancient Native Americans and silver mines opened later by Spanish colonists. Today, Cerrillos Hills State Park offers something for everyone, including hiking, mountain biking, birding and picnicking.
A guided horseback tour with a nearby outfitter makes a great way to see this country. You’ll ride through rolling juniper-covered hills and take in majestic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Don’t miss exciting events at the park, too, including star-gazing and programs devoted to snakes, high desert animals and other immersive experiences.