Starting April 23, the Passport to the Pajarito Plateau is a fun program to get families outside, exploring our beautiful trails together. Los Alamos County, Bandelier, and the Valles Caldera have so many great trails, and now, thanks to support from the Delle Foundation, we’re giving you an easy way to discover them.
Pick up your passport at the Los Alamos Nature Center, Bandelier, the Valles Caldera, or the Aquatic Center.
Fill out the information in the front.
- Then start hiking!
- As you hike the trails inside the passport, look for a wooden post or a bench with a small metal plate on it (hint: the picture on the plate will be on the page for that trail in your passport).
- When you find the post, make a rubbing with your crayon rock (provided with your passport).
- Bring the passport back to the nature center after you’ve hiked 2, 5, 8, and 12 trails, and you’ll earn a prize that you can use on your next trail adventure.
- If you complete all 16 hikes in the passport, we’ll have something extra-special for you.
All of the trails in the passport are in the Los Alamos Trails app, which you can download for free on the iTunes store or at Google Play. The app will give you step-by-step directions to the trailhead and on the trail. Prefer paper? Pick up trail maps at the nature center or the municipal building for Los Alamos trails. Or check them out on the web at the Los Alamos County Open Space page.
Looking for friends to hike with? Check out our Green Hour Hikes or Young at Heart Hikes on our Events page.