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Driving directions and maps to Los Alamos, New Mexico


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How to get to the Laboratory

LANL Location

Los Alamos is located in Northern New Mexico, about 35 miles (a 40-minute drive) northwest of Santa Fe and about 96 miles (a 1 hour and 45 minute drive) northwest of Albuquerque. Laboratory facilities can be found in 50 different work areas spread across 36 square miles. 

Driving directions from Albuquerque to LANL

  1. From the Albuquerque International Sunport, follow the signs to I-25 North and proceed to Santa Fe.
  2. Take the Santa Fe Relief Route (NM 599, Veteran's Memorial Highway), around Santa Fe (Exit 276b) or exit at St. Francis Drive (NM 285) to go through Santa Fe.
  3. Proceed north on NM 285/84 to Pojoaque.
  4. Take NM 502 west to Los Alamos.

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Security Access Requirements

You will need to provide identification when you arrive at the Lab security gates (vehicle access portals, or VAPs). Familiarize yourself with the Security Perimeter information and what identification is required.

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