County Trail Network
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The canyons and mesas in and around Los Alamos are linked by a 58-mile network of trails. Hikers, runners, horseback riders, mountain bikers, and other trail users delight in the variety of trails from which to choose. The trails offer a quick escape from the hectic pace in the town, a route to commute to work, an easy stroll or a physical challenge, and a chance to observe wildlife or to soak in impressive views.

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Open Space Management Plan

Open Space Management Plan

Info on Open Space Management Plan

Trail Guides: Maps and Descriptions

Acid Canyon Loop
Short, easy trip near downtown

Bayo/Pueblo Canyons Loop
Long trip through the central canyons of Los Alamos

Blue Dot/Red Dot Loop
The premier hiking experience in Los Alamos!

Bridges Loop
Three-mile trip over two bridges in the downtown area

Camp Hamilton/Zipline Loop
Half-day trip for exploring Pueblo Canyon

Deer Trap Mesa Trails
Great views on an easy hike on a long finger mesa

Kwage Mesa Trails
An easy four-mile trip on a long finger mesa

Pueblo Canyon Overlook
Short trip to great overlook of Pueblo Canyon

Pueblo Canyon-Rim Loop
Half-day trip exploring Pueblo Canyon from top to bottom

White Rock Canyon Rim Trail
Easy access to spectacular views of White Rock Canyon

Trailhead Trip Guides

Aquatic Center Trailhead
Maps and descriptions for three trail trips starting at the Aquatic Center: Acid Canyon Loop, Bridges, Loop, Pueblo Canyon/Rim Loop

Bayo Canyon Trailhead
Maps and descriptions for three trail trips starting at the San Ildefonso roundabout: North Bayo Bench Overlook, Rendija Crack Loop, Bayo Benches Loop

Deer Trap and Kwage Mesa Trailheads
Maps and descriptions for three trail trips starting at the Deer Trap and Kwage Mesa trailheads: Deer Trap Mesa Trails, Kwage Mesa Trails, Bayo/Pueblo Loop

East Park Trailhead
Maps and descriptions for four trail trips starting at East Park: Graduation Point, Pueblo Canyon Overlook, Canyon Rim Loop, and Hamilton/Zipline Loop

Mitchell Trailhead
Maps and descriptions for three trail trips starting at the Mitchell Trailhead: Mitchell Loop, Natural Arch Trail, and the Guaje Ridge/Perimeter Loop

Quemazon Trailhead
Maps and descriptions of four trail trips from the Quemazon Trailhead: Quemazon Nature Trail, Cave of the Winds, Satch Cowan Loop, Quemazon/Pipeline Loop

White Rock Canyon Trailheads
Maps and descriptions for two loop trips from Overlook Park and the Red Dot Trailhead: Blue Dot/Red Dot Loop and the White Rock Canyon Rim Trail

West Jemez Road Trailheads
Maps and descriptions for three trail trips from trailheads leading to the Santa Fe National Forest from West Jemez Road: Water Canyon Trail, Pajarito Canyon/Nail Trail Loop, and Cañon de Valle Trail

Guidebooks and Additional Information

Quemazon Nature Trail Guide
Get a copy of the trail guide for the Quemazon Nature Trail here.

Satch Cowan Trail Guide
The Satch Cowan Trail is open and ready for hikers. Click here to download a trail guide.

50 Hikes in Los Alamos
Quick reference for 50 trails in and around Los Alamos

Los Alamos Trails for Google Earth (Updated)
Los Alamos Trails for Google Earth. Click here to download a kmz file of the trails in and around Los Alamos for display in Google Earth. Updated March 2013.

Adopt-a-Trail
Want to help keep the trail network in great shape? Consider volunteering for the Adopt-a-Trail program.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Trails
Information about trails on the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Santa Fe National Forest Trails
Information on trails in the Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest

Contact Information

Open Space Specialist 505 663-1776
Eric Peterson