While the Land of Enchantment is overflowing with towns filled with natural oases, Los Alamos is unique in the fact that it’s home to three national sites. If you’re looking to experience the great outdoors, and history on a local and national level, and embark on a new adventure, this nature town is the perfect place to get a breath of fresh air. Los Alamos might be home to many scientific discoveries, but if you’re looking to visit a national park in New Mexico, don’t just settle for one – go for the gold with all three of these great natural wonders!

If you’re planning a visit to this incredible national park, there’s no better time to visit than during National Park Week. Learn all about this celebration of America’s great outdoors — including fee-free days throughout the year!

For even more information about these three national parks in New Mexico, check out the Visit Los Alamos website. There you will find detailed guides not only about hours and fees, but the wealth of other things to see, do, and enjoy in the area. Like this easy hiking trail! You can also find more hikes on AllTrails+.

Have you been to any of these national sites in Los Alamos? What’s your favorite? What are you looking forward to? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments, and don’t forget to share photos from your outdoor adventures with us in our New Mexico Nature Lovers Facebook group, or tag us on Instagram by tagging #onlyinnewmexico for a chance to be featured!

If you still haven’t had quite enough New Mexico nature, here is your bucket list for hiking the Land of Enchantment, coordinated by month – along with some of our favorite hikes to get out and experience around the state.

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Where can I find some good hiking trails in New Mexico?

There are not just good, but AWESOME hiking trails all over New Mexico! From north to south, east to west, you’re sure to find something that fits your ability level and scenic desires. Among them are the:

  • Crater Rim Trail
  • Bisti Badlands Trail
  • Osha Trail
  • McCauley Hot Springs Trail


...just to name a few! Some of these spots also have feeder trails that loop in, and/or lead to waterfalls so you have a lot of options. Grab your boots, pack some water, take along a friend or two, and enjoy some of the most beautiful trails found in the Land of Enchantment.

I’m looking for a good brewery in Albuquerque.

There are lots of great breweries in Albuquerque, but if you’d like to try something a bit different, head on over to La Reforma Brewery. Located about 13 minutes north of downtown off of Interstate 25, it's not just a brewery but rather a taqueria and a distillery! This is an awesome combination and one of the things that makes this place so popular. But since you said you want to come for the beers, you will be very excited to learn that they offer a wide range of house and seasonal varieties that are very different from what you might find anywhere else in town. Cheers!

Where is the New Mexico State capitol?

The New Mexico State capitol building is located in Santa Fe and it is unlike any other in the country. First, it is the only state capitol building that is round, earning it the nickname “The Roundhouse.” And it is also an outstanding art museum. All over the building, you will find multifarious works by numerous New Mexico artists and as you amble around, you’ll even forget that you are in a government structure. Plan to spend at least two hours here, as there is so much to see. It truly is one of the most fantastic structures in the state.

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