By NM Parks
The State Parks Division announces that Cerrillos Hills State Park is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday, October 12 from 10 am – 4 pm. The public is invited to come celebrate with park staff throughout the day. Park entrance fees will be waived for this event.
Festivities will begin with a donkey hike led by members of the Rio Grande Donkey and Mule Association beginning at 10 am near the Visitor Center. Welcoming remarks will be at noon by Christy Tafoya, Director of NM State Parks. There will be live music, live raptors provided by New Mexico Raptors and other surprises throughout the park. Food will be available for purchase from Andale’s food truck.
Cerrillos Hills, New Mexico’s 34th State Park, is a year-round, day-use park located off the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. You will cross paths with over 1,100 years of mining history along the five miles of trails and enjoy spectacular views of the Sandia, Ortiz, Jemez, and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges.
While visiting Cerrillos Hills State Park, take a photo and upload it to: nmmagazine.com/photocontest and you could win some fabulous prizes! New Mexico Magazine’s “Enchanted Adventures” State Park Photo Contest is on-going through November 6, 2019. Check out www.nmmagazine/photocontest for more details.