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 - August 01, 2015

The Wonder of Nature: Rachel Carson

Ann Beyke presents the story of Rachel Carson who became a marine biologist when few women dared even tread the water. Her lifelong love of nature and science led to research on how uncontrolled chemical use devastated wildlife and food sources. Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs, this program is made possible by 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
(505) 474-0196

photo: Rachel Carson, 1962 Getty Image

Program
Saturday - August 15, 2015

Snakes of New Mexico

The New Mexico Wildlife Center’s resident snake expert Tom Wyant brings live snakes including rattlers to the park.

Program starts promptly at 2pm.

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 - August 22, 2015

Annual Amigos Yardsale

Support the Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park by snapping up some great deals at the Park Visitor's Center during the Cerrillos Village town wide yardsale. 9-4pm

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

Hike - Night Program
Friday - August 28, 2015

Moonlight Hike

On this guided 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.


Hike - Workshop
Saturday - September 12, 2015

Grass Class

Retired professor of Biology, park herbarium curator and volunteer Pete Peterson leads this workshop on native grasses flourishing in the park. Microscopes and materials provided to help you examine trail side specimens you collect and prepare for a take-home herbarium.

Program 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.

Night Program
Friday - September 18, 2015

Star Party

Explore the night sky above the park. See the green laser tour of bright stars and constellations followed by close-up views of star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies through telescopes.

Program starts promptly at 7:30pm.

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 - September 19, 2015

Cerrillos Fiesta

Join us at the Visitor Center during this celebration of life in and around Cerrillos. We will have wildlife presentations and activities for visitors of all ages. 

All Day

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

Hike
Saturday - September 26, 2015

Tarantulas

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

Program starts promptly at 3pm.

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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