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Getting to Los Alamos
Via Main Hill
To Los Alamos from points south: Take US 285/84 north from Santa Fe (St. Francis Dr.). Connect with NM 502 West in Pojoaque. Follow the signs on 502 West to Los Alamos.
Via Truck Route
If you are not fond of travelling into Los Alamos up the Main Hill route the option is to take the Truck Route. Take US 285/84 north from Santa Fe (St. Francis Dr.). Connect with NM 502 West in Pojoaque. On NM 502, take the Bandelier/White Rock exit, which will put you on NM 4 West. At the first traffic light, turn RIGHT onto West Jemez Road. After you pass the landfill (it's on your left) you will come to a traffic light; follow West Jemez Road straight ahead (don't turn left into the Los Alamos National Lab checkpoint); W. Jemez turns to the right and becomes Diamond Drive. Cross over Omega Bridge. Turn right onto Trinity (second light after you get over the bridge) or Canyon (next light down) to reach the center of town.
The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos
In Los Alamos, turn right (north) onto 15th. Take the third street on your left, which is North Sage Street. The church is the second building on your right, between the Masonic Temple and the Mormon Church. Address: 1738 N. Sage, Los Alamos, 87544.
The Pyramid Cafe
In Los Alamos located in the same lot as the (old) Smith's grocery store. In Los Alamos, look for the Smith's, which sits right between Central Avenue and Trinity. Enter the lot when you see the Los Alamos Fitness (on the Central side) or Daniels Cafe (Trinity side). The Pyramid is at the west side of the lot, right next to theThailand eatery and China Palace. (The Smith's was located on the east side of the lot.) Address: 751 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM 87544.
North Mesa Picnic Grounds
When you enter Los Alamos, take the left fork at the Los Alamos Inn, getting onto Trinity. At Diamond Drive (Los Alamos Medical Center will be on your left), turn right. Take Diamond north, going past the golf course until you come to a round-about (3-way stop). Go 180 degrees around the round-about, continuing north to North Mesa. The road winds around a little and climbs up a hill. The park is on your left, less than a mile from the round-about. Address: 280 North Mesa Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544.
Overlook Park (White Rock)
From NM 502 West, take the White Rock/Bandelier exit, getting on NM 4 West. In White Rock, turn left onto Rover at the traffic light by the Conoco station. Turn left onto Meadow (not a well-marked street) and look for the blue park sign to Overlook. Follow the signs once in the park (it's a way out to the Rio Grande Overlook). Park in the lot on your right just after the soccer fields. Address: 580 Overlook Road, Los Alamos, NM (White Rock), 87544.