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
Thursday - January 01, 2015

First Day Hike

Start your New Year off on the right foot. Join us for a guided hike through the Hills, featuring a trivia contest with prizes and a New Year's celebration at the top of the trail. Fees are waived for this don't miss event.

Program starts promptly at 1:00 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
Saturday - January 10, 2015

Solar Observing

Just 1 week past Earth’s closest approach to the Sun, and winter is still here. It is the perfect time to learn about our analemma kiosk and catch views of sunspots and prominences through solar telescopes.

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.


Hike
Saturday - January 31, 2015

Winter Hike

Suffering from cabin fever? This hike will cure what ails you. Stretch your legs and learn the natural and cultural history of the Cerrillos Hills on this guided hike. 

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.


Program - Visitor Center
Saturday - February 07, 2015

Skies of Our Ancestors

Our ancestors shared an intimate connection with 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.

Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

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


Program - Visitor Center
Saturday - February 21, 2015

From Slave to Superstar

James Pierson Beckwourth was born a slave on a plantation outside Fredricksburg, Va in 1798. In costume, presenter Edward Wallace brings to life the inspiring story of a man who came west and became an integral part of our region’s history.

In his book by the same title, Tom DeMund said Jim Beckwourth went from“From Slave to Superstar of the Old West.”  Jim was a trapper, trader, soldier, scout, explorer, and chief of the Crow Nation.  He owned a hotel in Santa Fe during the Taos uprising which he helped to quell.  He discovered Beckwourth Pass in the Northern Sierra Mountains and co-founded Pueblo, Colorado.  Jim Beckwourth became an American Hero.

Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council & the Department of Cultural Affairs, this program is made possible by the generous support of Amgios de Cerrillos Hills State Park. (photo: James Pierson Beckwourth)

Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

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


Hike
Sunday - March 01, 2015

Geology Hike

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

Program starts promptly at 11:00 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 - Workshop
Saturday - March 14, 2015

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. RSVP a must. Call 505-474-0196 to sign-up!

Workshop starts promptly at 10:00 am.

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


Hike
Saturday - March 21, 2015

Equinox Hike

Equal hours of day and night usher in a season of growth and renewal. Come find your own balance and put some spring in your step on this guided hike.

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.


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