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 - February 06, 2016

Bats

With more than 1,000 species spanning the globe, bats comprise 1/4 of the world’s mammal population. The only mammal that flies, these creatures have more in common with us than the mice they resemble.

Program starts promptly at 2pm.

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



Hike
Saturday - February 13, 2016

Valentine’s Hike

For humans Valentine’s Day means flowers, chocolates and romantic candle lit dinners. In the animal kingdom most anything goes! On this guided hike we will learn about mating and reproductive behaviors of local wildlife - a new twist on the old birds and bees!

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 - Workshop
Sunday - February 28, 2016

Design Workshop

We are beginning to plan how the open space in front of the visitor center is landscaped. The Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park is hosting a design workshop and you are invited! Join us and share your ideas.

Workshop meets from 2-4 pm.

Cerrillos Hills State Park visitor center

37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM  87010
(505) 474-0196

 


Visitor Center - Workshop
Saturday - March 05, 2016

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!

Workshop starts promptly at 10am.


Program - Visitor Center
Saturday - March 05, 2016

Landscapes for the People

Many park lovers familiar with striking images of our National Parks know little about the man behind the lens. Authors Ren & Helen Davis will share about George Alexander Grant, First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service.

Program starts promptly at 2pm.

Cerrillos Hills State Park visitor center

37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM  87010
(505) 474-0196

 


Night Program
Friday - March 11, 2016

Star Party

Explore the night sky above the park. Catch the green laser guided tour of bright stars and constellations followed by 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 13, 2016

geology Hike

Decode the ancient past through the eyes of a geologist. Local rock hound Scott Renbarger 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.

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