Tomé Hill (El Cerro De Tomé) - Los Lunas, New Mexico

A Delightful Hike in Valencia County, New Mexico
Tomé Hill, sometimes referred as El Cerro De Tomé, is a hill among the countryside in the Rio Grande Valley. Located six miles south of Los Lunas in the village of Tome, New Mexico, there is an easy trail that ascends ~300 feet to the summit. At the top is a Catholic shrine with crosses, where similar to Sanctuario de Chimayo in northern New Mexico, the hill is the site of annual religious pilgrimages.

As for me, it was easy hike. I'd guess it may have been 0.3 miles (one way) on a well-marked trail. At the summit, you're at 5223 feet with nice views of the Sandia Mountains, Manzano Mountains, the town of Los Lunas and even the mountains out by Socorro. Go out and enjoy!

Directions: Using my smartphone, I searched for "Tome Hill Road in Los Lunas, NM" which put me right there. Once on Tome Hill Road, travel about 0.5 miles to the hill, then at the fork, make the bend to the right. You'll see the trailhead and parking lot on your right.

Tome Hill, New Mexico
The scenery is not too shabby at the top of Tomé Hill. This is the view to the north.

Photos and write-up by Steve Garufi in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest - YouTube

Tome Hill, NM

Photos

July 27, 2015 - The entrance sign. It's definitely a worthwhile hike if you're in Los Lunas.
Tome Hill Trail The beginning of the trail.
Tome Hill, New Mexico Crosses and a Catholic shrine at the top.
Tome Hill, New Mexico

Tome Hill, NM

Tome Hill, New Mexico

The scenery on the summit. I'd think this would be an excellent place to watch the sunrise or sunset! :)

TOP: Facing east with Los Lunas in the foreground.

SECOND: Facing north with the Sandia Mountains in the distance.

THIRD: Facing south.

Steve Garufi A self-portrait. It's "Colorado Guy" wearing an Arkansas shirt in the state of New Mexico. :)

Video

Walking around Tomé Hill. Please subscribe: youtube.com/kisscactus.

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