Hermosa Gardens Cemetery

HG Holiday Schedule

Hermosa Gardens Cemetery, meaning “Beautiful and Grand”, is located in the heart of Colton, California and was established in 1887. The historic property was dedicated as Historical Landmark No. 31 by the Historical Preservation Commission in 1993 and expands over 40 acres. Hermosa Gardens Cemetery is the resting place for American Frontier Lawman, Morgan Earp who was disinterred from Slover Mountain Cemetery and reinterred in Hermosa Gardens on November 29, 1892. 


Gates will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Gates will be locked at closing for safety & security of all.


 Monday, Tuesday & Thursday  12:00 - 5:00 p.m., Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Fridays 10:00 am - 5:00 p.m.  

Please note, due to the high volume of customer contact, it is best to call and set up an appointment time for problems, purchases or detailed questions.   If in immediate need of service coordination, please email cemetery@coltonca.gov.  

Embracing a Bright Future

Month of Transformation: We recognize the challenges that the month-long closure has caused for those with loved ones resting at Hermosa. During this period, we've been diligently working to create a plan that ensures our beloved cemetery continues to be a place of enduring beauty, serenity, and historical significance. Short-term improvements include freshly paved streets, office renovations, new flooring in the chapel, tree trimming, gate repair, and irrigation enhancements.

Dedicated Team, Plan for Improvement: Our dedicated team has initiated a comprehensive long-term plan to enhance every facet of the cemetery, from office spaces to lawn care and customer service.

Elevating the Environment: We believe in preserving the serene ambiance and historical value of Hermosa Gardens. The ongoing transformation will ensure that the cemetery remains a tranquil haven for reflection and remembrance.

Visitor Guidelines: To guarantee a safe, peaceful, and harmonious experience for all, we kindly ask all visitors to adhere to our NEW Flower & Decorating Policy and Code of Conduct. These policies are designed to enhance the overall experience by making the space more efficient to maintain, will be clearly posted at the entrance and available at the information booth.

A Heartfelt Thank You: We extend our deepest appreciation for your support and patience during this closure and the transition forward. The City of Colton remains steadfast in its commitment to the long-term improvement and care of Hermosa Gardens Cemetery. Rest assured, the best is yet to come.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to cemetery@coltonca.gov or 909-370-6111. Note, messages will be returned within two business days. 


All mortuary related contracts with Inland Memorial can be coordinated at their Key Street location and contact can be made at 951-684-1554.