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 - 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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