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 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 at (505) 474-0196.

Visitor Center
Saturday - September 21, 2019

Cerrillos Fiesta

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES - Water colors, Corn Husk Dolls, Ojo's at the State Park Visitor Center
FOOD & DRINKS by donation at the Cerrillos Fire Station
PARADE along First Street at 10:00AM
DONKEY RACES on Main Street at 2:00PM

Support local artists~Fun for the family

Sunday - September 29, 2019

Tarantula Hike

Spiders the size of doughnuts.Where are they going? What are they doing? Come find out on this creepy jaunt 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.

Hike - Visitor Center
Saturday - October 12, 2019

Cerrillos Hills State Park 10th Anniversary Celebration

The park's 10 year anniversary celebration takes place on Saturday, October 12, with live music, refreshments, a donkey hike and more.

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