Around Los Alamos
For high-altitude history and fun, discover Los Alamos!
In the downtown area, visit small specialty shops or enjoy a meal in the local restaurants.
Come experience the history of the town at the Los Alamos Historical Museum.
Take the historic walking tour from ancestral puebloan dwellings to a homesteader’s cabin to the very spot where the first atomic bomb components were assembled.
Don’t want to walk? Book a van tour of the Atomic City.
Explore the natural history of Los Alamos (rocks, fossils, plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and more) with a visit to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Get closer to nature and hike the trails into the canyons flanking the downtown area that provide scenic jogging, walking, and biking; or just outside of town visit the Pajarito Ski Hill, Overlook Park in White Rock, or the Tsankawi Ruins. Los Alamos is also a destination for athletes seeking a high-altitude sporting experience.
Explore the ancestral puebloan dwellings at Bandelier National Monument or Santa Clara Pueblo's Puye Cliffs.
Take a tour of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, situated inside a collapsed volcanic crater in the Jemez Mountains, or make reservations there for a range of backcountry activities from hiking and cross-country skiing to fishing and hunting.