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150 Miles of Trails

All Experience Levels

Something for Any Enthusiast

High Altitude Recreation

The high-altitude setting atop Pajarito Plateau, combined with the recreational riches of Los Alamos and White Rock, offer a myriad of sport and leisure opportunities—for all seasons and all ages! More than 150 miles of trails are woven throughout the townsites and the surrounding mountains. With so many sunny days, even in winter, hiking and mountain biking are year-round sports. Come visit some of the best sports and recreation venues in northern New Mexico!


Los Alamos is home to Pajarito Ski Mountain, the top-notch Larry Walkup Aquatic Center, a scenic, high altitude golf course, a community skating rink, an urban trail system that connects to adjacent National Forest trails, and is adjacent to Bandelier National Monument, Jemez National Recreation Area, and the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Los Alamos is the eastern terminus of the Jemez Mountains National Scenic Byway. The San Pedro Parks Wilderness (average altitude above 10,000 feet) and the Dome Wilderness are nearby. Los Alamos hosts many outdoor sporting events each year including Tour de Los Alamos (bicycle road race), the Run the Caldera Marathon, the Pajarito Punishment (mountain bike race), the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs, the Los Alamos Triathlon, golf tournaments, and other sporting tournaments.

Los Alamos Trails

If hiking is your preferred form of recreation, Los Alamos County has a trail to match.

Los Alamos Trails App

PEEC’s trails app allows you to search for a nearby trail that fits your hiking criteria. Looking to hike 2 miles with dogs? How about a snowshoe hike with your kids? This app will tell you your options and exactly where to go.

The app profiles dozens of trips in Los Alamos County, Bandelier National Monument, and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

On average, there are 278 sunny days per year in Los Alamos , New Mexico. The July high is around 81 degrees. The January low is 19.

Business Listings
Atomic City Tours by Buffalo Tours
P.O. Box 726
Los Alamos, NM 87544
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member since: 1985

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Fax: 505-672-9714
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member since: 2004

Bandelier National Monument- Tsankawi Section
Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Buffalo Thunder Resort
Christi Windle
Director of Sales and Marketing
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87506
Fax: 505-819-2140
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member since: 2008

Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort and Spa

Enchanted Trek Travel
P.O. Box 4787
Los Alamos, NM 87544-3450
Fax: 505-672-9481
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member since: 2008
Certified Travel Associate (CTA) through The Travel Institute Master Cruise Counsellor (MCC) with the Cruise Lines International Association, Inc. (CLIA)

High Flyers Gymnastics
David Vosburgh
1631 Central
Box 1473
Los Alamos, NM 87544
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member since: 2009
Teaching boys and girls ages 3-14 gymnastics for recreation and for competition in the future.

Land of Enchantment Guides
Noah Parker
PO Box 55
Velarde, NM 87582-0055
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member since: 2014
Land of Enchantment Guides offers guided fly fishing throughout Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Day trips and multi-day fishing packages on both public and private water. All flies, gear and equipment are supplied at no additional cost. Please check our website or call us for more information. ORVIS endorsed.

Larry Walkup Aquatic Center
2760 Canyon Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Little Jimmy’s Wheelhouse
James Rickman
Los Alamos, NM 87544
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member since: 2013
Professionally trained mechanics providing quality repair, maintenance, and tune-ups for your road or mountain bike in Los Alamos, NM. We are a locally owned bike maintenance shop serving not only Los Alamos, but all of Northern New Mexico. We are as enthusiastic about repairing bikes as we are about riding them. We are as familiar with the local trails as we are with the latest bicycle repair techniques. We are also formally trained wheel builders. As bike enthusiasts, our goal is to keep you riding as much as possible. Don’t let a maintenance or repair issue dampen your passion for riding. We are Los Alamos’s newest bike repair shop. Schedule an appointment today!

Los Alamos Aquatomics (LAA) Swim Team
P.O. Box 431
Los Alamos, NM 87544
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member since: 2011
The Aquatomics, one of the oldest USA Swimming Teams in New Mexico, promotes both Age-Group (USA Swimming) and Masters (USMS) swimming. Formed in 1963, LAA is a cooperative non-profit organization run by a volunteer board employing a professional coaching staff. We welcome swimmers of all ages and abilities to join our team. The current membership is strong and our team spirit is fantastic!

Los Alamos Bridge Club
Jerry Fleming
1000 Oppenheimer Dr
Los Alamos, NM 87544-2766
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member since: 2012
The Los Alamos Duplicate Bridge Club runs sanctioned duplicate and homestyle (party) bridge games weekly at both the Betty Ehart Senior Center and the White Rock Senior Center. Games are open to the public.
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Los Alamos Sportsmans Club
P.O. Box 953
Los Alamos, NM 87544
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member since: 1999
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Mind Body Spirit Martial Arts
Lisa Jo Dunham
160 Kendall Dr.
Los Alamos, NM 87544
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member since: 2014
Martial arts and self defense instruction.

New Mexico Wine Tours – LA Taxi Service
Cindy Capelli
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member since: 2009
New Mexico Wine Tours offers public & private wine and scenic tours of Northern and Central New Mexico. New Mexico wine tours is also offers taxi transportation to and from any county in the state of New Mexico.

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area
397 Camp May Tr
PO Box 1436
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Fax: 505-661-6379
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member since: 1990

The Family YMCA
1450 Iris Street
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Fax: 505-662-7505
member since: 1988

Valles Caldera National Preserve
18161 Highway 4
Jemez Springs, NM 87025
Fax: 505-829-4614
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member since: 2009

Pajarito Mountain

397 Camp May Road, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Come ski the rim of a volcano! Whether you snowboard or ski, there are lifts to take you to 40 trails on 300 acres of cleared terrain—plus some of the best tree and bump skiing in the state. Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is on the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains, just 5 miles west of downtown Los Alamos. Depending upon the season, this family-friendly mountain offers trail access for skiers, boarders, hikers and bikers, featuring the “Crazy Mother” terrain park and a network of cross-country trails accessible from the base of the mountain. The ski/board season generally starts in mid-December lasting through the end of March, with lift service Fridays through Sundays, as well as most holidays. In late May, the mountain converts to a biker’s paradise with mountain bike lift-service to downhill and free ride trails. Visit the website for amenities, services, hours and conditions.

Los Alamos County Ice Rink

4475 West Road, Los Alamos, New Mexico

An outdoor ice-skating rink in a canyon setting adds to the winter fun. The ice rink is the only NHL regulation-sized outdoor refrigerated rink in New Mexico. Open November –March.

Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center

2760 Canyon Road, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Swim in North America’s highest-altitude indoor Olympic-size pool. The pool is used by international competitors and families alike. Open 7 days a week, plus summer specials.

Los Alamos County Golf Course

4250 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos 505-662-8139

Call to reserve tee times at one of New Mexico’s highest and most scenic courses. Located in the Jemez Mountains, the course currently offers a challenging 6,500-yard par 72, 18-hole layout. Future plans for this attraction include a new club house, as well as course-wide improvements to make this asset even more competitive. Open March–Nov.