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.

Program - Visitor Center
Saturday - July 20, 2019

Apollo 11 Screening

Come view the Apollo 11 moon landing as it happened. Restored and archival footage from NASA, shows the events leading up to launch, landing and return as never seen before. Join us in the visitor center and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon. Program starts promptly at 4pm.

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010
(505) 474-0196

Hike
Saturday - July 27, 2019

Nature Hike in Spanish

Interpretive volunteer and Cerrillos native, Marissa will guide you through the hills and share the park's natural history enEspanol. 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.

Program - Visitor Center
Saturday - August 03, 2019

Adventures with Ed

Guest presenter Jack Loeffler will address how Edward Abbey's life experience and perspective of the natural world informed the radical environmental movement. Join us as Jack chronicles adventures he shared with Ed as they traveled the American Southwest. Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico Humanities Council, this program is made possible by the generous support of the Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park. Program starts promptly at 2pm. 
(wiki photo Ed Abbey)

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010

Hike
Friday - August 23, 2019

Twilight Hike

The transition from day to night is a wonderful time to experience the rhythm of nature. The air cools, the winds stills, and the land grows quiet. Come welcome night rise on this guided hike. Hike starts promptly at 7pm.

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 - August 24, 2019

Amigos Bake Sale

Stop by the Cerrillos Hills State Park visitor center for delicious baked goods during the Town Wide Yard Sale. 9-4pm

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010

Night Program
Friday - September 20, 2019

Star Party

Explore the night sky above the park. See the green laser tour of bright stars and constellations and marvel at telescope views of star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and the planets Saturn and Jupiter. Program starts promptly at 7:30pm.

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
Saturday - September 21, 2019

Cerrillos Fiesta

Join us at the visitor center during this celebration of life in and around Cerrillos. We will have activities for visitors of all ages. 9am-4pm. 

Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010

Hike
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.

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