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.

Hike
Friday - May 05, 2017

Moon Hike

On this hike learn interesting lunar facts, folklore and enjoy close-up views of the moon through our spotting scope.

Program starts promptly at 7pm.

Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.

$5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.


Hike
Saturday - May 13, 2017

Amigos Hike

A volunteer-led hike geared toward hiking devotees wanting to stretch their legs and cover ground. Exact length and route will be determined by the hike leader with group input.

Hike starts promptly at 10am.

Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.

$5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.


Program - Visitor Center
Saturday - May 27, 2017

The West: Singing its Story

Guest presenter and troubadour “Ramblin” Ralph Estes, will guide us through a thousand years of the American West, from Anasazi Indians to the Atomic Age. Like the Indians and cowboys, the trappers and traders, we'll sing as we go because their songs tell a big part of the story. This program is made possible by the New Mexico Humanities Council, the NM Department of Cultural Affairs with the generous support of the Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park.

Program starts promptly at 2pm

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010



Hike
Saturday - June 10, 2017

Plants & Wildflowers

Join the park’s herbarium curator Pete Peterson for this look at plants & wildflowers. We will begin by exploring the area around the main parking lot before moving on to look at flora along one or more trails.

Hike starts promptly at 11am.

Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.

$5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.


Hike
Sunday - June 11, 2017

Donkey Hike

Donkeys played an important role in the mining history of the Cerrillos Hills. Come walk the trail with live Donkeys and see the tack and gear they wore and how they helped miners.

Hike starts promptly at 10am

Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.

$5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.

Amigos Fundraiser - Visitor Center
Saturday - June 17, 2017

Art in the Park and Ice Cream Social

The range of artistic talent found along the Cerrillos/Madrid corridor spans a variety of media and styles. Come meet the artists, learn about their creative process with Ceramics, Paintings, Cement sculpture, Art cards, Cerrillos Turquoise, Jewelry and Photography. Free ice cream and yummy edibles by donation.

Open from 10-3pm.

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center - 37 Main Street, Cerrillos, NM. Approximately 16 miles south of Santa Fe and 3 miles north of Madrid via NM 14. Take County Road 57 west into Cerrillos village. Donations welcome.


 

Amigos Fundraiser - Visitor Center
Saturday - August 19, 2017

Cerrillos Town Wide Yard Sale

The town of Cerrillos hosts an annual town wide yard sale event. There are booths and tables of treasures scattered through the town. Sales tables benefiting the Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park are at the park Visitor Center.

Special event open 9-4pm

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center - 37 Main Street, Cerrillos, NM. Approximately 16 miles south of Santa Fe and 3 miles north of Madrid via NM 14. Take County Road 57 west into Cerrillos village.

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