Bandelier National Monument

HCR 1, Box 1, Suite 15, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 87544, United States | Campground
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Travel Blogs from Los Alamos

First snow of the year

A travel blog entry by ritaluther

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... to downtown Santa Fe and decided to spend the night at the famous and historical La Fonda Hotel (now called La Fonda On the Plaza). During WWII the Los Alamos physicists enjoyed driving the 35 miles to Santa Fe to dine at La Fonda and forget about the atomic bomb project for a few hours.
Later today I will visit the Bradbury Science Museum here in Los Alamos and then I head north into Colorado. ...

Days 5 + 6 - Santa Fe

A travel blog entry by captles


... has been in a three year draught.

As with all other New Mexican towns (yes, that is a generalization based on my observations), there is a church in town. In this locale it is the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. No building in Santa Fe may be higher than the cathedral, including the ...

Bandelier NM/ Los Alamos - Home of the Atomic Bomb

A travel blog entry by gsnakehill


... mail was censored and the facilities for housing were terrible. Mail was sent to Santa Fe and if one was born here a post office box number was given. Since the average age was 25 there were parties at night and a huge population boom. When the atomic bomb was dropped many just went back to their lives and left but many stayed. There are over 11,000 working at the Lab now.

Finally in 1957 land was sold to the public and the city of ...

Walking Tour of Original Location of Laboratory

A travel blog entry by ritaluther


... a plateau where a boys ranch was located. It was difficult to get to as there was only one road and it was a dangerous route with many switch backs. It was populated by a few homesteaders and the boys ranch. After viewing the ranch from a distance, Groves said, "This is it." Then he and Oppie drove to Santa Fe and had a steak dinner at La Fonda and began planning.

According to historical records the Army took over the homesteaders land and from what I ...

The Atomic City

A travel blog entry by paulandjemma


... on a dead straight road without any major incidents!

Eventually we entered New Mexico, the 'Land of Enchantment', and passed the artists' haven of Taos before joining the Rio Grande canyon, following the course of the famous river as it wound its way through the rocky desert landscape. We drove up a narrow cliffside road to the Los Alamos plateau and made it to our friends' house at 7:45 in the evening, where we caught up with them over a bite to ...


This campground, located on HCR 1, Box 1, Suite 15, Los Alamos, is near Bandelier National Monument, Frijoles Canyon, and Ceremonial Cave.
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