Visiting USRC, maps, and parking instructions.  Looking for something to do in your downtime while visiting the USRC?  Check out some of the nearby locales and events.

USRC Building Location

USRC is located in this building, the Los Alamos Research Park (LARP), building 4200.  It is the same building where Hot Rocks Java Cafe is located.


Santa Fe to USRC

If you are traveling from Santa Fe to Los Alamos (USRC), it is approximately a 45 minute drive.  The following map shows the path.


Albuquerque to USRC

The trip from Albuquerque (e.g. ABQ airport) to Los Alamos (USRC) takes roughly 1h45m.  The suggested path is shown in the following map.


Parking at USRC

Parking at USRC is somewhat challenging.  There is a close parking lot which is restricted to building residents only and cars are occasionally ticketed and towed from.  Short term visits can be accommodated in this parking lot by requesting a temporary parking pass.  Please email your USRC contact for information on getting such a parking pass.

The following image shows the pathway to the parking lot IF YOU HAVE A PARKING PASS (above) (Google Maps Link to Parking Pass Parking Lot).  Otherwise, see the instructions for overflow parking further below.


In lieu of that, the following parking lot is available and requires a short walk.  Please note that the orange area on the map includes passing through a guard station.  Showing a drivers license to the guards.  Please follow this pathway as some locations within the lab include guard stations visitors will not be able to pass through.


Living in Los Alamos

Living in Los Alamos - A comprehensive guide to living in Los Alamos, nearby restaurants, locations, and more.


Places to Visit

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad - A national historic landmark 64-mile day trip. (May - October)

Valles Caldera - The preserve is known for its huge mountain meadows, abundant wildlife, and meandering streams. The area also preserves the homeland of ancestral native peoples and embraces a rich ranching history.

Glorieta Adventure Camps - Outdoor retreats, hiking, rafting, and more.  

Jemez Hot Springs - Several primitive hot springs make Jemez Springs a delight for hikers who are rewarded by beautiful waterfalls or comforting hot springs.

Ojo Caliente Hot Springs - Each spa resort offers different yet complementary and authentic guest experiences healing, mind, body, and spirit naturally for centuries. 

New Mexico River Adventures - Various activities including rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, fly fishing, and more.

Los Alamos Farmers Market - A local farmers market held on Thursdays 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM



Pajarito Mountain Festivals - Various festivals, races, and other events.  (June - September)

Los Alamos Mesa Public Library - Various events throughout the year.

Secret City Summer Concerts - Free weekly concerts, hosted right here in Los Alamos. (May - August)

Restaurant Week - Experience local cuisine at participating locations.  

Zoo Music Concerts -  Enjoy concerts nearby at the Albuquerque BioPark zoo.

Music on the Hill - Free, family friendly concert series in Santa Fe.  Held Wednesday evenings. (June - July)

St. Johns College Deans Lecture Seriessummer lectures are an opportunity for tutors and special guests of the college to offer fresh perspectives and questions to an attentive and inquisitive audience. (June - August)

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta -  Various winery dinners at various locations. (September 22 - 29)

International Folk Art Market - A market to create economic opportunities for and with folk artists worldwide who celebrate and preserve folk art traditions. (June - July)

Spanish market - An event with over 200 adult and youth artists showcasing a wide variety of art. (July 27 - 28)

Indian MarketIndian Market provides a rare opportunity to meet Native artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures. (August 17 - 18)

Santa Fe School of Cooking classes and walking food tours - an internationally acclaimed, recreational culinary school and Online Market specializing in foods of the American Southwest for close to 30 years.  (April - December)