Events

Cerrillos Hills State Park offers a full range of recreational, educational and nature-based programs held throughout the year. Activities include native grass & wildflower hikes, bird watching, landscape photography, geology, snakes, high desert animals, star gazing, lunar facts and lore with the ranger & talented guest speakers.

From cultural and historical facets, to natural history and traditional programs, you’re invited to learn, to play and to enjoy! We encourage families, friends and youth to enjoy the great outdoors.

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For more information about any of the events listed below, please contact the Cerrillos Hills State Park
(505) 474-0196.

Program - Visitor Center
Saturday - July 23, 2016

NM’s Unique Cultural Landscape

Culture is dynamic and in New Mexico a number of unusual - even bizarre - traditions emerged which were not totally indigenous, Spanish nor Anglo American, per se, but uniquely New Mexican. UNM. Professor Larry V. Larrichio, Ph.D will discuss a cornucopia of fascinating, unusual, and in some cases, strange manifestations of human ecology within the confines of a traditional cultural environment. In essence it is the story of war and peace, political and economic conflict, assimilation, and resistance. Ultimately, it is the story of how and why New Mexico became the  “Land of Enchantment” in the twenty-first century.

Program starts promptly at 2pm.
  
Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010
(505) 474-0196


 

Program - Visitor Center
Sunday - July 31, 2016

Animal Sounds

Explore the animal world with your ears. Guest presenter Sarah Wood will introduce you to the buzzes, croaks, chirps and grunts of insects, reptiles, birds and mammals common to the Cerrillos area.

Program starts promptly at 2pm.

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010
(505) 474-0196

Visitor Center
Saturday - August 20, 2016

Amigos Annual Yard Sale

Join us in Cerrillos for the annual town wide yard sale. Plenty of opportunities to find art, crafts, treasurers and what-not. Browse the Amigos sales, all proceeds benefit the park 9-4PM
Donations welcome (leave a message for Karen Stoll)

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010
(505) 474-0196

Hike
Sunday - August 28, 2016

Mining History Hike

On this guided hike you will be introduced to the origins and practices of mining in the hills during the past 1,000 years. Learn how natural history influenced cultural history of the Cerrillos Mining District.

Program starts promptly at 11 am.

Meet at the park entrance 1/2 mile north of the village of Cerrillos on CR 59. $5 per vehicle, exact change cash or check.

Night Program
Friday - September 09, 2016

Star Party

Explore the night sky above the park. See the green laser tour of bright stars and constellations then marvel at views of star clusters, nebulae and galaxies through telescopes.

Program starts promptly at 7:30 pm.

Meet at the park entrance 1/2 mile north of the village of Cerrillos on CR 59. $5 per vehicle, exact change cash or check.

Saturday - September 17, 2016

Fiesta de Cerrillos

Join us for the annual Fiesta de Cerrillos. Daylong family activities including art & crafts, food and music along First and Main Streets. Displays at the State Park Visitor Center.

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
37 Main St
Cerrillos, NM 87010
(505) 474-0196

Hike
Saturday - September 24, 2016

Tarantula Hike

Spiders the size of beer coasters . . Where are they going? What are they doing? Come find out on this creepy jaunt through the hills.

Program starts promptly at 3 pm.

Meet at the park entrance 1/2 mile north of the village of Cerrillos on CR 59. $5 per vehicle, exact change cash or check.


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