Canyon Rim Trail Underpass Open To The Public


Los Alamos County Public Works Department is pleased to announce the opening of the Canyon Rim Trail Underpass and the reopening of the adjacent trailhead parking lot along NM 502. 

Crews with AUI, Inc. have completed the major portions of work allowing for public use of this new facility.  The public should be aware that minor work and clean-up by crews will continue in the area through November.  In addition, the electrical lighting system in the underpass and parking lot is pending state inspection and approval, and once approved, the system will be energized.  Lastly, two park benches awaiting delivery will be installed upon arrival.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is tentatively scheduled for December. More information on this event is forthcoming.

The public is encouraged to use the trail for hiking, walking, running, and bicycling. The Canyon Rim Trail is a scenic 2.5-mile pathway along East Road. The trail offers grand views into Los Alamos Canyon, of the Jemez Mountains to the west, and across the Rio Grande Valley to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east. 

Questions/comments call the Public Works Department at 505-662-8150 or send an email to