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Recommended Routes in Los Alamos - 7

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Favorite Valles Toledo and the northeastern corner of Valles Caldera National Preserve looking northwest from Pajarito Mountain.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pajarito Mountain Loop

4.9 mi 7.9 km 1,246' Up 379.79 m Up 1,246' Down 379.84 m Down

Los Alamos, NM
Favorite Redondo Peak looking west into the Valles Caldera.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pajarito Ski Hill to Los Alamos North

8.7 mi 14.1 km 770' Up 234.56 m Up 2,500' Down 761.92 m Down

Los Alamos, NM
Favorite Santa Fe Baldy and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains looking east from the overlook on the Anniversary Trail.
Easy

Anniversary Trail Loop

2.4 mi 3.9 km 184' Up 56.03 m Up 184' Down 56.11 m Down

Los Alamos, NM
Favorite Sandia Mountains looking south from Pajarito Mountain. Frijoles Canyon in Bandelier National Monument is in the middle ground
Very Difficult

Los Alamos County Low Point to High Point

38.0 mi 61.1 km 9,338' Up 2846.1 m Up 7,914' Down 2412.07 m Down

White Rock, NM
Favorite Foot bridge over Canada del Buey
Easy

Canada del Buey - Rio Grande Overlook

4.6 mi 7.4 km 233' Up 71.09 m Up 234' Down 71.46 m Down

White Rock, NM
Favorite Los Alamos Natural Arch looking northwest.
Difficult

Los Alamos Natural Arch Out-and-Back

4.3 mi 7.0 km 806' Up 245.59 m Up 805' Down 245.49 m Down

Los Alamos, NM
Favorite Fall wildflowers in Cabra Canyon looking northeast towards Guaje Mountain.
Intermediate

Barranca Mesa-Guaje Mtn-Guaje Canyon

6.6 mi 10.6 km 1,683' Up 513.09 m Up 1,686' Down 513.85 m Down

Los Alamos, NM

Los Alamos Hiking

  • 157 Miles 253 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 15 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 18 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 6 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Los Alamos - 32

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2.2 mi 3.6 km #1Cerro Grande Trail
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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3.0 mi 4.8 km #2Rendija Trail #279
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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1.1 mi 1.8 km #3Ashley Pond
Easy
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Easy
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0.6 mi 1.0 km #4Rim Run
Easy
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Easy
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2.5 mi 4.0 km #5Mitchell Trail #69
Difficult
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Difficult
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4.0 mi 6.5 km #6Cañon de Valle Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Alamos, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
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2.9 mi 4.7 km #7Quemazon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Los Alamos, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
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3.9 mi 6.3 km #8Lower / Upper Pajarito Canyon Trail
Difficult
Los Alamos, NM
Difficult
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3.1 mi 5.0 km #9Cabra Loop Trail #279
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
Intermediate
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1.3 mi 2.0 km #10Tsankawi Ruins Trail
Intermediate
White Rock, NM
Intermediate
White Rock, NM

Photos of Los Alamos - 49

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Valles Toledo and the northeastern corner of Valles Caldera National Preserve looking northwest from Pajarito Mountain.
Oct 16, 2016 near Los Alamos, NM
Sandia Mountains looking south from Pajarito Mountain. Frijoles Canyon in Bandelier National Monument is in the middle ground
Oct 16, 2016 near Los Alamos, NM
At the top
Jul 2, 2020 near Los Alamos, NM
View of the Valles Caldera National Preserve to the west of Pajarito Mountain.
Oct 16, 2016 near Los Alamos, NM
Fall wildflowers in Cabra Canyon looking northeast towards Guaje Mountain.
Sep 17, 2016 near Los Alamos, NM
Wild Iris in full bloom in the Canada Bonito.
Jul 10, 2016 near Los Alamos, NM
Redondo Peak looking west into the Valles Caldera.
Jul 10, 2016 near Los Alamos, NM
Often known as cliff dwellings, a cavate is a natural cave that has been enlarged or modified by humans. The soft rock found on the Pajarito Plateau made an ideal place for the Ancestral Pueblo people to thrive. Here, a cavate is surrounded by staircases and walkways carved out by footsteps.
Mar 25, 2016 near White Rock, NM