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. Get updates in your inbox on Park events! Just drop a line to peter.lipscomb@state.nm.us. We never share or sell your e-mail.

For more information about any of the events listed below, please contact the Cerrillos Hills State Park
(505) 474-0196.

Visitor Center - Workshop
Saturday - April 28, 2018

Plaza Landscaping Project

Join us for the kick-off of the plaza landscaping project. We will plant two varieties of elm trees and celebrate with a baked goods fundraiser to benefit the Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park.

10am

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

Hike
Saturday - May 05, 2018

Amigos Hike

Want to stretch your legs and get moving? Amigos hikes are a great way to meet new people and start each month with a hike. Come join this volunteer-led hike!

Hike 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.

Program
Saturday - May 12, 2018

New Mexico Raptors

Scientists study raptors to get important clues about environmental health. Guest presenter, Laura McCann will bring a Great Horned Owl, a Red-tailed Hawk and a Turkey Vulture and help you learn all about them.

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.

Program - Visitor Center
Saturday - May 19, 2018

Scat: what is that?

Guest presenter David Weaver, volunteer at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, will share everything you wanted to know about scat but were afraid to ask. Scat contains a wealth of information, from simple identification to details of behavior. We will spend some time looking at various scat, talking about what we can learn, and learning how to find and identify scat.

Program starts promptly at 2pm

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

Hike
Saturday - June 02, 2018

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.

Hike starts promptly at 11 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.

Amigos Fundraiser - Visitor Center
Saturday - June 16, 2018

Art in the Park & Ice Cream Social

The range of artistic talent found along the Cerrillos/Madrid corridor spans a variety of media and styles. Come meet the artists and learn about their creative process.

10am - 3pm

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
37 Main St. 
Cerrillos, NM 87010

Program - Visitor Center
Saturday - June 30, 2018

The Galisteo Basin & Cerrillos Hills

Guest presenter, Paul Secord will share images from the new book he co-authored with Homer Milford; The Galisteo Basin & Cerrillos Hills. Get a peek at life during the Territorial mining period as Paul reveals the stories, people and history depicted in these old photos.

Program starts promptly at 2pm

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

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