Another year, another Earth Month, another opportunity to appreciate the amazing landscape of Los Alamos! Strap on your hiking boots and join post-bachelor student Allie Cunningham and friend Brady Maghran on an audio tour of two popular Los Alamos National Laboratory trails that are open to the public: Anniversary Trail and the Reservoir Trail.
Explore Los Alamos before the modern era, from volcanic eruptions to Ancestral Pueblo culture and on to the Manhattan Era. Millions of years of history still permeate the landscape. Walk with Allie and Brady’s Earth Day brochure to learn more about the area’s native and invasive flora and fauna, marvel at the creation of our majestic trails, and admire the beauty of this world we call home.
Trails for all types
There are 32 named trails at Los Alamos National Laboratory with a combined length of about 50 miles. Twenty-five of these trails (approximately 36 miles in length) are commonly open for public use. The Trails Management Program provides a solid policy foundation and formal decision-making framework so that trail use does not impact the Laboratory’s mission and operations, and environmental, historical and cultural resources are protected.
Recreational trails use at the Laboratory has always been highly valued as one of the benefits of working and living in Los Alamos County. The trails are used and enjoyed by a variety of people, including employees, local residents and area visitors.