Los Alamos (pop 19,000) is perhaps best known for the classified atomic research that occurred here during the 1940s. Still a hotbed of laboratory and scientific work, this 'atomic city' has much to offer the outdoor recreationalist. Surrounded to the north and east by the Santa Fe National Forest and to the south by the Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos is a lively community filled with active residents that have located themselves here to take advantage of its ideal setting for year-round recreational opportunity.
Los Alamos has a handful of accommodations to choose from ranging from national motel chains to local bed & breakfast options. Dining in Los Alamos is limited but the few establishments that are located here offer satisfying meals for hungry travelers and recreationalists alike.
Los Alamos is best accessed via automobile on I-25 to I-84 from the south through Santa Fe to NM Highway 502 westbound. To learn more about Los Alamos, select a topic of interest from the left-hand navigation bar.