Both Rockhound State Park southeast of Deming and City of Rocks State Park between Deming and Silver City are taking part in the so-called “First Day Hikes” effort.
Anyone interested in participating in the program at Rockhound State Park is invited to meet between 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Visitor’s Center.The hike is described as easy-to-moderate and you will learn about the unique botany of the park and will enjoy the Visitor’s Center garden and Jasper Trail.
Anyone interested in participating in the program at City of Rocks State Park is invited to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Visitor’s Center. The hike is described as moderately difficult and will include a nature walk focusing on local plants, animals, geology and park history.
State Parks Director Tommy Mutz says the hikes will be a great way to cure cabin fever and burn extra holiday calories.
Other participating parks include Bottomless Lakes and Leasburg Dam in southern New Mexico, Cerrillos Hills State Park near Santa Fe and Sugarite Canyon State Park in northeastern New
The National Association of State Park Directors says more than 14,000 people hiked more than 30,000 miles in state parks across the country as part of the 2012 First Day Hikes event.