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 - Night Program
Friday - April 25, 2014

Twilight Hike

As the sun sets, the transition from day to night is a wonderful time to experience the rhythm of nature. Join Ranger Peter Lipscomb on this leisurely hike and welcome night rise.

Program starts promptly at 7:00 pm.

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


Hike
Sunday - May 04, 2014

Layers of Rock, Layers of Time

The mining history that began in the Hills in 900 AD has its roots in the geological events of 30+ million years ago. This guided hike covers it all in 2 hours and 1 1/2  miles.

Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm. (2-3:30 pm)

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


Hike
Saturday - May 10, 2014

Animal Superpowers

On this hike, you can explore the link between your favorite comic book superheroes and wildlife. Learn about animal adaptions and how they are basis for comic book superheroes.

Program starts promptly at 11:00 am.

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


Amigos Fundraiser
Saturday - May 17, 2014

1st Annual Park Birthday Banquet and Amigos Fundraiser

1st Annual Park Birthday Banquet and Amigos Fundraiser

Schedule of Events and Menu

 3:30pm: Appetizers, iced tea, lemonade and check in on the Patio

 4:15pm: Program by park staff

 5pm: Dinner. Braised Beef with onions and tomatoes, Green Chile Chicken, Potato Casserole, Zuni-style Succotash, Rain Forest Slaw, Birthday Cake.

RSVP to sarah.wood@state.nm.us or brownp52@yahoo.com

Saturday, May 17, 2014. 3:30pm – 7ish

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center

37 Main St, Cerrillos

$20 per person


Hike
Sunday - May 25, 2014

Sensitive Plants

Plants have feelings. Really. On this guided hike we will learn the science behind plant senses, as well as identify the plants we see.

Program starts promptly at 3:00 pm and takes 2 hrs.

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


Program
Saturday - May 31, 2014

A-Birding on a Bronco

Guest Presenter Karen Herzenberg will share the life story of Florence Merriam Bailey, a pioneer in bird conservation. A field ornithologist at a time when women wore corsets and floor length skirts, she wrote eight books including Birds Through an Opera Glass (1889) and Birds of New Mexico (1928).

Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

Please meet at the park visitor center, 37 Main St., Cerrillos.


Program
Saturday - June 07, 2014

Chaco Turquoise

Besides both starting with the same letter, what else do Cerrillos and Chaco have in common? Turquoise! Local turquoise miner Todd Brown, offers insights about the Cerrillos turquoise that was found at Chaco Canyon.

Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

Please meet at the park visitor center, 37 Main St., Cerrillos.


Hike
Friday - June 13, 2014

Lucky Moon Hike

Enjoy a guided hike into the park. Learn interesting lunar facts and folklore. If we are lucky, we’ll catch sight of the moon before our journey ends.

Program starts promptly at 7:00 pm.

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


Program
Saturday - June 21, 2014

Good Bugs: Attracting and Sustaining Beneficial Insects

Guest presenter Tessa Grasswitz will help you learn how  to create habitat for both predatory & parasitic insects (for biological pest control), native bees and other pollinators.

Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

Please meet at the park visitor center, 37 Main St., Cerrillos.


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