Place:Cerrillos, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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NameCerrillos
Alt namesCerillossource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35005065
Los Cerrillossource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35005065
TypeVillage
Coordinates35.433°N 106.117°W
Located inSanta Fe, New Mexico, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Los Cerrillos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States. It is part of the Santa Fe, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 229 at the 2000 census. Accessible from State Highway 14 or The Turquoise Trail, Cerrillos is on the road from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, closer to Santa Fe. There are several shops and galleries, a Post Office and the Cerrillos Hills State Park which contains 5 miles of hiking trails. The Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum contains hundreds of artifacts from the American Old West and the Cerrillos Mining District. It also has cardboard cutouts of characters from the film Young Guns and information on other movies which were filmed in and around Cerrillos. This is a good place to view Cerrillos Turquoise from the Brown's turquoise claim, The Little Chalchihuitl.

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