Day Trips

Bandelier National Monument

Los Alamos, NM

Bandelier National Monument, west of Santa Fe, has ruins of ancient cliff dwellings. Most of New Mexico's 19 Indian pueblos are within driving distance from the city. Some are open to tourist visits; others are not. Northwest of Santa Fe about 34 miles is Los Alamos, where the first atomic bomb was created. The small village still attracts many scientists from around the world that come to visit the Los Alamos National Laboratories, but there are few attractions for tourists.