Location and Infrastructure
The Lab's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges.
April 12, 2012
Los Alamos is located in the high desert of Northern New Mexico, just 35 miles from the state capital of Santa Fe.
Los Alamos is located in the high desert of northern New Mexico, just 35 miles from the state capital of Santa Fe. The Laboratory spans about 40 square miles and encompasses
- 1,000 buildings (13 nuclear facilities)
- 268 miles of roads (100 paved)
- 198 miles of primary and secondary electrical lines
- 57 miles of gas lines
- power plant
For directions to the Laboratory, refer to the Maps.