“...Take the beautiful scenic ride on State Road 41 to Galisteo – you’ll recognize the landscape from Westerns such as The Cowboys, Silverado, Lonesome Dove, and 3:10 to Yuma.”


The town of Cerrillos has been used as a movie location for more than a dozen projects.

In 1958, Walt Disney Studios released a television miniseries entitled The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca, starring Robert Loggia in the title role.

A few Stutz Bearcat cars zipped through the streets of Cerrillos for Bearcats! in 1971.

In 1987, filming Outrageous Fortune brought Bette Midler, Shelley Long and George Carlin to Cerrillos. 

Young Guns was filmed around New Mexico in 1988 and Cerrillos became the town of Lincoln. The action took place on First Street and at the corner of First & Main and the signs on First Street buildings are reminders of the film. 
Young Guns

The 2011 TV Pilot  for Longmire was filmed on back roads of Cerrillos and the Red Pony Bar was in Madrid  starring  Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Bailey Chase, Lou Diamond Phillips.
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden filmed in Waldo Canyon, CR 57 in 2012  starring Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodriguez.  
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden
 The ever funny We're The Millers filmed in rural Cerrillos in 2012 with Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts & Jason Sudeikis  using the San Marcos Arroyo and the old Cerrillos school house property as the Mexican compound. 
We're The Millers


Ride the vintage Cumbres and Toltec Railroad through 10,020' Cumbres Pass! Just like they did in Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
The History of Film in New Mexico


The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is the 5th highest bridge in the United States and has been featured in Terminator SalvationWild Hogs, and Natural Born Killers. 
Terminator Salvation AND Natural Born Killers

Many scenes in Easy Rider were shot in Taos. When Billy and Wyatt head for "The Commune" they ride past the 1,000-year-old dwelling, Taos Pueblo. 
Easy Rider

Los Alamos

Ever wonder how New Mexico looked like Wyoming for the TV Series Longmire? Visit the Valles Caldera national Preserve – you'll be amazed!

Santa Fe

Jeff Bridges won an Oscar for his role in Crazy Heart. A visit to the Santa Fe Opera will make you feel like you're in the end of the movie! 
Crazy Heart

Take the beautiful scenic ride on State Road 41 to Galisteo – you'll recognize the landscape from Westerns such as The CowboysSilveradoLonesome Dove, and 3:10 to Yuma.
Lonesome Dove AND 3:10 to Yuma


The town of Madrid on the beautiful Turquoise Trail was featured in the John Travolta movie Wild Hogs. Stop at "Maggie's Diner"! 
Wild Hogs

Zia Pueblo

Some of the most diverse desert landscapes can be found at Zia Pueblo, which has seen many films including Cowboys and Aliens.
Cowboys and Aliens


Film Locations in North Central New Mexico:

Click on the image below for a map of North Central New Mexico film locations

North Central New Mexico Film Trail