Santa Fe, NM

Los Alamos: Canyon Rim Trail & More

Los Alamos is recognized as the development and creation place of the atomic bomb—the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. Today, it’s a popular visitor destination, with the Manhattan Project National Historical Park and several other sites worth seeing. It’s also a popular area for hiking in the numerous scenic canyons. Los Alamos is located 30 miles northwest of Santa Fe.

The most accessible spot for running in Los Alamos is the Canyon Rim Trail. The mostly asphalt trail, part of the ‘Rails to Trails’ conservancy, does a nice 3.7 mile loop of Pueblo Canyon, with great views. The highlight is the bridge over the canyon.

Add-Ons: Numerous trails for hiking/trail running in the area, mainly north of Highway 502.

Essentials
  • 3.7 mile (6 km) loop
  • 192 feet (58m)
  • Across from the Los Alamos Cooperative Market (95 Entrada Dr.)
  • Across from the Los Alamos Cooperative Market (95 Entrada Dr.)