"Winding down in Hillsboro" Hillsboro by toonsarah

Hillsboro Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 36 photos

Barbershop Café

It would be hard to find a more peaceful, tranquil little town than Hillsboro.

It is one of those places that make you so glad you didn?t just stick to the Interstate but instead took the time to explore ?off the beaten path?.

A former silver mining boom town, sleepy Hillsboro today has a population of just 200. There may not seem a lot to lure you here, but if you like to explore a slower pace of life, at least for an hour or two; if you like to take photos of characterful old buildings; if you?re interested in local art and crafts ...

... then Hillsboro could be the place for you.

And to continue with us on our road trip through New Mexico, please visit my Socorro page.

  • Last visit to Hillsboro: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Sarah, I have really been enjoying following your travels through the Southwest! Each page is a little gem, and I can't wait to read the next one!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2012 at 1:11 AM

    Had a laugh about the congested area!
    Really would enjoy that Art's and Craft's shop, sounds great!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    I love these kind of old houses !

  • goodfish's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2012 at 4:28 AM

    Fun, fun page, Sarah! This is a little corner of N.M. we've haven't made it to yet (and clearly MY kind of place) so must add to the route for the next trip.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Hello, Sarah!~ Thanks for your nice virtual tour of Hillsboro!~

  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    I too, enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in Hillsboro. Thanks for agreat page.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2011 at 5:32 AM

    Too bad Kingston has only preserved the bank and not the opera house! But the bank with its 1890s woodwork does look good, I must admit.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2011 at 3:28 AM

    HeHe! a congested town of 200! that's hilarious. I love little towns like this and the Trading Store sounds like a lot of fun to browse through.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2011 at 2:14 AM

    I like your "congested" area tip and the photo of the row of houses that comes with it!

  • Oct 31, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    lol congested area, watch out!!! hahaha. nice new mexico scenes!


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