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.

Program - Visitor Center
Sunday - January 27, 2019

Skies of Our Ancestors

Our ancestors shared an intimate connection to the night sky. By carefully observing patterns of celestial movement, they developed techniques to ensure survival. Learn about their skills and how you can protect and enjoy the nighttime environment. Donations welcome.

Program starts promptly at 2pm

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

Hike
Saturday - February 09, 2019

Winter Hike

Come explore the trails on this guided hike through the hills. Park seasonal ranger, Zac Sneesby will be your guide. 

Program 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.

Visitor Center
Sunday - February 10, 2019

Amigos Annual Meeting

The Amigos are the park friends group. Partners and sponsors of park-related community events, hikes and educational programs, the Amigos seek to improve the visitor experience. Attend this important meeting and get involved. Your Amigos membership includes a park pass and an opportunity to join the collaboration. Share your input and help guide the course for future events, improvements and goals.

Meeting starts promptly at 1pm.

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

Program - Visitor Center
Sunday - February 17, 2019

New Mexico’s African-American Legacy

Guest speaker Brenda Ballou Dabney will help you learn about African-American presence in New Mexico from 1870-1930. Oral histories, as told by descendants of early settlers, will be shared along with books, photographs and documents. This program made possible by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, The New Mexico Humanities Council and 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.

Night Program
Friday - March 08, 2019

Star Party

Explore the night sky above the park. Catch a green laser guided tour of bright stars, constellations and marvel at close-up views of star clusters, nebulae and distant galaxies through telescopes.

Program starts promptly at 7pm

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
Sunday - March 10, 2019

Geology Hike

Decode the ancient past through the eyes of a geologist. Local rockhound Scott Renbarger will be your guide.

Hike 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 - March 30, 2019

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). Free event, donations welcome.

Program starts promptly at 2pm

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

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