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11 Events in January
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Monday, January 1
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
First Day Hike
Hikers are invited to attend a First Day Hike at Bottomless Lakes State Park. The hike will take place along the 1/2 mile Wetlands Trail. Along the elevated boardwalk trail, hikers might see migratory waterfowl and animal tracks of native wildlife. Hikers are encouraged to bring cold weather clothing, water, sunscreen and binoculars if needed.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Max Michanczyk 575-624-6058



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Monday, January 1
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
City of Rocks
First Day Hike
City of Rocks 7th Annual 1st Day Hike. The hike will be approximately 2 miles long. On the parks newly made Cienega trail. The hike is moderate difficulty, so bring sturdy shoes or boots and plenty of water.
Fees: Free
Contact: Gabriel Medrano 575-536-2800



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Monday, January 1
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
1st Day Hike ! Start Good -End Good
Start the new year off in a different, fun and healthy way. Join us for a ranger led hike of the beautiful Buffalo Soldier, Upper and Lower Mogollon Trails and experience both the classic chihuahuan desert uplands and the riverine, riparian environments along the Rio Grande. See and feel the rare and unique geothermal springs and the aquatic plants and animals that are sustained by these waters - in the dead of winter!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Monday, January 1
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Sugarite Canyon
First Day Hike
Start the new year of 2018 with a mile-long walk through the historic coal camp at Sugarite Canyon State Park. We will walk at your pace, and we'll finish in time for you to drive up the road and watch the Polar Bear Plunge at 1 p.m. at Lake Maloya! Participants should wear good hiking shoes and dress for the weather.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: park staff 575-445-5607



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Monday, January 1
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Polar Bear Plunge
What better way to bring in 2018 than to jump into the icy waters of Lake Maloya? Experience the amazing post-jump tingle while dunking doughnuts into your coffee! Registration to jump is $20 and proceeds go to the Friends of Sugarite to support park events.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: park staff 575-445-5607



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Wednesday, January 10
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Geology,Geography and Geothermal
Take a moderate 2.5 mile round-trip hiking tour and discover the geology and geography of the area, including geothermal springs! Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center. Bring at least 2qts. of water per person,and good hiking shoes. Water shoes if you wish to experience the hot springs.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Wednesday, January 10
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Geology,Geography and Geothermal
Take a moderate 2.5 mile round-trip hiking tour and discover the geology and geography of the area, including geothermal springs! Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center. Bring at least 2qts. of water per person and good hiking shoes.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Wednesday, January 10
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Geology,Geography and Geothermal
Take a moderate 2.5mi round-trip hiking tour and discover the geology and geography of the area, including geothermal springs. Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center. Bring at least 2qrts. of water per person, good hiking shoes.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, January 20
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Living Desert
Maggie the Bear's birthday party.
Maggie is our black bear and is a local celebrity because she paints with her feet and we sell her paintings in the Visitor Center. Her birthday is celebrated on the third Saturday of each January. This year it will be on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 1 - 3:30 p.m. Events in the visitor center include face-painting, story telling, crafts, and a piece of birthday cake. Watch Maggie open her edible birthday gift at 3:30 pm. Events in the Visitor Center are free, but regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo to see Maggie - 6 and under free, 7- 12 years $3, 13 years and up $5. For more information, call (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516



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Saturday, January 20
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Living Desert
Maggie the Bear's Birthday
Come to the zoo to help Maggie celebrate her 14th birthday! There will be face painting, crafts and stories for children in the Visitor Center. There will also be free books about animals to take home. At 3:30 p.m., watch Maggie open her birthday present in her exhibit. All activities in the Visitor Center are free, but regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo to see Maggie.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law 575-887-5516



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Saturday, January 20
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Living Desert
Maggie the Bear's Birthday
Come to the zoo to help Maggie celebrate her 14th birthday! There will be face painting, crafts and stories for children in the Visitor Center. There will also be free books about animals to take home. At 3:30 p.m., watch Maggie open her birthday present in her exhibit. All activities in the Visitor Center are free, but regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo to see Maggie.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law 575-887-5516



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