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.

Visitor Center - Workshop
Saturday - May 02, 2015

Volunteer Training

Do you like talking to strangers? We need you! Volunteers help us extend Visitor Center open hours and enhance the visitor experience of the park.

Workshop starts promptly at 10 am.  Call 505-474-0196 to sign-up!

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


Hike
Saturday - May 09, 2015

Feathers, Flight and Food

Learn about the plumage, flying and feeding habits of our feathered friends. This fun, interactive program created by Audubon New Mexico, will answer the question “What bird are you?”

Program 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 - May 17, 2015

Wildflower Walk

Join the park’s herbarium curator Pete Peterson for this look at spring 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.

Program starts promptly at 1:00 pm.

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
Sunday - May 31, 2015

Bill Dunmire: Living Landscapes

Surpassed only by Texas and California for natural diversity, New Mexico has six ecoregions ranging from desert to mountains and grasslands. Join us for this overview of our state’s natural beauty. Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council & the Department of Cultural Affairs, this program made possible by the generous support of The Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park.P

Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center - 37 Main Street, Cerrillos, NM.

Hike
Saturday - June 06, 2015

National Trails Day

Members of Santa Fe County’s Open Space and Trails division partner with the park to highlight over 1,000 years of mining history in the hills. Come join us and take a hike!

Hike starts promptly at 11:00 am.

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
Sunday - June 14, 2015

Solar Observing

One of only four days a year when solar noon and clock noon agree (adjusted for Daylight Saving time). Learn about our analemma kiosk and catch views of sunspots and prominences through solar telescopes.

Program starts promptly at 11:00 am.

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.


Visitor Center
Saturday - June 20, 2015

Amigos BBQ Social

The Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park sponsor a cook-out and informal gathering to remember and honor our friend Bill Baxter. Free and open to all. Donations to the Amigos gladly accepted.  3-5:00 pm.

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center - 37 Main Street, Cerrillos, NM.

Program
Saturday - June 27, 2015

Make Tracks

Come to the park to learn about different animal tracks. Cast foot, hoof and paw prints of your favorite animal to take home.

Program starts promptly at 11:00 am.

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.


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