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. Get updates in your inbox on Park events! Just drop a line to peter.lipscomb@state.nm.us. 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.

Hike
Sunday - April 21, 2019

Easter Hike

For this guided hike through the hills, we will discuss origins and traditions behind Easter as we know it today.

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.

Visitor Center - Workshop
Thursday - April 25, 2019

Art in Public Places

Recently, the park was notified of eligibility for a tax-payer funded art installation in the visitor center. The Art in Public Places team will be coming to Cerrillos to share images and details about pieces that could be placed here. You are invited to this public meeting. Come join us in the Centennial room. 

Workshop starts promptly at 2pm.

Program - Visitor Center
Sunday - April 28, 2019

Bats

With more than 1,000 species spanning the globe, 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.

Program
Saturday - May 11, 2019

New Mexico Raptors

Scientists study raptors to get important clues about environmental health. Guest presenter, Laura McCann will bring a Great Horned Owl, a Red-Tailed Hawk and a Turkey Vulture and help you learn all about them.

Program 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.

Amigos Fundraiser - Visitor Center
Saturday - May 25, 2019

Art in the Park

An annual event featuring artists along the Turquoise Trail corridor. The range of work includes art cards & books, ceramics, Cerrillos turquoise, fused glass, jewelry, magnets, metal work, paintings, photography, silk scarves, T-shirts, water colors and wood art.  A feast for the eyes in a country setting.  Enjoy yummy baked goods by the Amigos. 

Show Hours: 10am - 3pm

Program
Saturday - June 22, 2019

Solstice Sun Watching

Join us in the park for midsummer solar observing and learn about the park’s noon analemma. We will have specially-filtered solar telescopes set up so you can safely view our nearest star, the sun. 

Program 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.

Program
Sunday - June 30, 2019

Feathers, Flight and Food

Learn about the plumage, flying and feeding habits of our feathered friends. This fun, interactive program created by Audubon New Mexico, will answer the question “What bird are you?”

Program 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.

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