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NEW MEXICO TRAVEL PLANNER—A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Trip Guide: Los Alamos

Where high-altitude adventure, history, and groundbreaking science reign.‚Äč


POPULATION :: 12,019

ELEVATION :: 7,320′

WEB :: visitlosalamos.org

CONTACT :: 1-800-444-0707



Los Alamos is a scenic mountain town located just 33 miles northwest of Santa Fe. The “Atomic City” is known for its rich history, culture, and significant scientific contributions to the world. Built on mesa tops, Los Alamos offers 360-degree views and trail access to canyons, mountains, forests, and the New Mexico sky.

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy an abundance of year-round recreation opportunities on Pajarito Mountain and around town, including 100 miles of hiking trails, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, golfing, and swimming.

Snowshoeing in Los Alamos
Above: Snowshoeing in Los Alamos. Photograph courtesy of Los Alamos.

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy an abundance of year-round recreation opportunities on Pajarito Mountain and around town, including 100 miles of hiking trails, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, golfing, and swimming.

Los Alamos is also the gateway to three National Parks, including ancient cave dwellings of ancestral Puebloan people at Bandelier National Monument to the south; a super volcano at Valles Caldera National Preserve to the west (above); and the historical sites of WWII at the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in the town itself.

Your own Los Alamos discoveries await.

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