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Visit Los Alamos Safely

Pajarito Mountain

Take Social Distancing

Outdoors in Los Alamos


Los Alamos is full of incredible, high-altitude recreation options. With three National Parks, breathtaking landscapes and wide-open spaces, it’s an ideal place to enjoy nature while social distancing. To ensure your health and safety, and that of others, please be respectful of the following planning and safety tips: 

Know Before You Go…  

  • Always call ahead and check with area and attraction closures, hours, limited amenities and policies. As some facilities are reopening or partially reopening, it is best to check directly with your desired destination. 
  • Follow all COVID Safe Practices of each individual facility, park, or site, as well as the Los Alamos County and New Mexico rules. Check on these prior to your visit, as rules are subject to change. 

While You Are Out in Nature..

  • Stay in small groups from the same household and maintain six feet of distance from others. 
  • Bring a mask with you and wear it whenever there are others nearby. 
  • Public gatherings are still banned. Avoid crowded areas. If you see a trail or spot with too many people, pick an alternate route. 
  • Be respectful of the land and others and leave no trace. Pack out what you pack in. 
  • Check with the Los Alamos Fire Department for fire restrictions and activities allowed in the outdoors 
  • If fire safety restrictions (Stage 1) allow for campfires or grills, please be sure to completely extinguish all fires. 


Pajarito Mountain

Stop in Town to Refuel


Get your gas, food and lodging in the Los Alamos townsite or in White Rock community. Restaurants are providing take-out and limited seating. Hotels, inns and B&Bs, as well as retail businesses and services are open. While you’re here, follow these COVID- Safe Practices (CSPs) mandated by Los Alamos County, the state of New Mexico and recommended by, to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19: 

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. 
  • When in public, wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth. 
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

Blue Window Bistro, Downtown Los Alamos

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