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 - October 04, 2014

Grass Class

Come check out the diverse grasses now flourishing in the park. Materials provided for your own "make & take" grass herbarium.

Program starts promptly at 9:00 am.

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

Hike - Night Program
Friday - October 10, 2014

Twilight Hike

The air cools, the wind stills, and the land grows quiet. Experience a splash of color at sunset and welcome night rise on this guided hike.

Program starts promptly at 7:00 pm.

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

Program - Visitor Center
Saturday - October 11, 2014

Volunteer Training

Do you like talking to strangers? We need you! Volunteers help us extend the visitor center open hours. Share your knowledge. Enhance the visitor experience of the park. Call 505-474-0196 to sign-up!

Program - Visitor Center
Sunday - October 12, 2014

Life on Juniper

Linda Wiener has made a six year study of the insects and spiders on one-seed juniper trees in her yard. Over 430 different species have been identified so far! Learn about the ecological relationships of local insects and spiders through a talk and display of a giant book featuring Linda's drawings.

Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

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

Program - Visitor Center
Sunday - November 02, 2014

Microscopic Miners

Bacteria and other microbes in the seep springs of Cerrillos "mine" electrons of iron and manganese. How & why they do this is the subject of Dr. James Howard's research into the fascinating biochemistry of the park's springs.

Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

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

Hike - Night Program
Friday - November 07, 2014

Moonlight Hike

Hike under the light of the Full Frost Moon. Learn interesting lunar facts and folklore and enjoy views of the moon through our spotting scope.

Program starts promptly at 6:00 pm.

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

Program - Visitor Center
Saturday - November 15, 2014

Safeguarding Abandoned Mines

Bureau of Land Management Abandoned Mine Land Coordinator Chris Teske has seen a lot doing his job. Hear the close calls, strange locations and conditions that determine how abandoned mines are safeguarded.

Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

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

Program - Visitor Center
Saturday - November 22, 2014

AWF Celebrates 100

A century ago, Aldo Leopold and colleagues founded the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation. Phil Carter will share about their early days and the legacy guiding them as they move forward with their protection efforts.

Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

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

Hike
Friday - November 28, 2014

Stuffing Strut

Join our annual post-holiday ramble along the trails. Strut your stuff and leave those turkeys behind!

Program starts promptly at 10:00 am.

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

Visitor Center
Sunday - December 14, 2014

Hot Chocolate Trail/Open House

Stop by the Visitor Center and get a playing card to help complete your winning hand! We'll have holiday treats including cookies, hot chocolate, tea and coffee. Learn about the park and our ongoing schedule of educational programs and events.

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

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