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
Saturday - May 07, 2016

Pelts & Skulls Hike

Hike the trails and examine our collection of skulls and pelts to learn how their shapes and characteristics allow animals like cougars, bobcats and their prey survive in the wild.

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
Saturday - May 14, 2016

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.

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
Friday - May 20, 2016

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 6PM

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 - June 04, 2016

Becknell and the Santa Fe Trail

William Becknell was a trapper and explorer who founded the Santa Fe trail hoping to raise money and pay off debts that landed him in debtors prison in Franklin, Missouri. Guest speaker Allan Wheeler presents. This program made possible by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the generous support of the Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park. (photo Alb Journal)
Donations welcome.

Program starts promptly at 2PM

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


Visitor Center
Saturday - June 18, 2016

Community BBQ

The Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park sponsor a cook-out and informal Bar-B-Que at the State Park Visitor Center.
Donations welcome. 

Free and open to all - 3PM

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

Hike
Saturday - June 25, 2016

Make Tracks

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

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.


Visitor Center
Saturday - July 09, 2016

Art in the Park

Showcasing local artists and their artwork on display at Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor's Center.  Open 10am - 3pm

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
37 Main St
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

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

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