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.

Program - Visitor Center
Saturday - December 14, 2019

Fred Harvey’s Southwest Couriers

In the late 19th and early 20th century, the railroads and the Fred Harvey Company encouraged unmarried, young women to head west and take jobs in hotels, restaurants and as tour guides. Guest presenter VanAnn Moore will share their story in period costume. Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico Humanities Council, this program 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.

Sunday - December 22, 2019

Hibernation Hike

Wildlife have many adaptations to get through the lean months of winter. On this guided hike, we will learn and discuss strategies different animals follow to conserve energy. 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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