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.

Tuesday - December 01, 2020

Mining History of the Cerrillos Hills

While State Parks has suspended programs due to Covid 19, we'd like to share a video we think everyone would enjoy for the amount of local history it contains. In the Mining History of the Cerrillos Hills historian Bill Baxter describes the beginnings of the area's first mines. Cerrillos Hills State Park contains 1,116 acres located on the southern edge of the mining district.  Mining History of the Cerrillos Hills - YouTube

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