Cerrillos, New Mexico


I posted other shots of Cerrillos here and here, but thought I would complete the collection with these. Cerrillos, New Mexico is a tiny village along New Mexico’s Turquoise Trail that lies between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. It’s major claim to fame, along with having seriously been considered the capital of New Mexico at some point, is that it was home to the movie “Vampires,” by John Carpenter, which the sign near Mary’s Bar exclaimed was filmed in 1997. Or 1897, by the looks of things. “Young Guns” was filmed here too, a decade earlier, and you can probably find Emilio Estevez’s and Charlie Sheen’s posters about, if you look.

I didn’t care, so I didn’t bother to take a photo. Sorry. Besides, Madrid, New Mexico can boast it was the site of “Wild Hogs‘” filming, so who cares about the Sheen brothers, right?

1-04-18-2010-no-260“Mary’s Bar,” Cerrillos, New Mexico, 2010. It’s substantially more faded than this rendition now, I’m sure.

1-04-18-2010-no-262“Resting Dogs at Mary’s Bar,” Cerrillos, New Mexico, 2010.

1-04-18-2010-no-275a-1“Iglesia San José (St. Joseph’s Church) opened in 1922,” Cerrillos, New Mexico, 2010.

1-04-18-2010-no-280“Iglesia San José (St. Joseph’s Church),” Cerrillos, New Mexico, 2010

1-04-18-2010-no-285“Shrine of Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces, Iglesia San José (St. Joseph’s Church),” Cerrillos, New Mexico, 2010

1-04-18-2010-no-321-1“Radio Free Cerrillos,” Cerrillos, New Mexico, 2010.

Okay, that last one wasn’t an actual radio station, it was someone’s house, and there are other features in the village, as their website proudly proclaims. There are hiking trails, a mining museum (the one up the road in Madrid is better), an actual saloon. If you’re headed along State Highway 14 (the Turquoise Trail) it’s worth a stop.

Alls you have to do is take that left toin at Albuquoikie.