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
Sunday - October 22, 2017

James Ohio Pattie

Trapping and trekking in the western frontier. What was it like? Come find out as Stephen Dixon, in costume and character, shares the story of James Ohio Pattie. Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council & the Department of Cultural Affairs, this program is made possible by 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.  Donations welcome.

Program - Visitor Center
Sunday - October 29, 2017

Bats

With more than 1,000 species, 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. Donations welcome.

Saturday - November 04, 2017

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.

Visitor Center - Workshop
Sunday - November 12, 2017

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

Workshop starts promptly at 2pm

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

Hike
Friday - November 24, 2017

Stuffing Strut

Join our annual post-holiday ramble along the trails. Strut your stuff and leave those turkeys behind!.

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.

Hike
Saturday - December 02, 2017

Amigos Hike

Come out and stretch your legs on this volunteer-led, guided hike through the hills.

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 - Visitor Center
Saturday - December 09, 2017

Lew Wallace

Territorial Governor and Ben Hur author, Lew Wallace held a mine claim in the Cerrillos Hills. In costume and character, Dr. Noel Pugach will share the story of how Wallace made his fortune. Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council & the Department of Cultural Affairs, this program is made possible by the generous support of The Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park.

Presentation starts promptly at 2pm

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

Sunday - December 17, 2017

Winter Hike

Mild daytime temperatures and soft light make it the perfect time to explore the park on this guided hike.

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.

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