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Anderson Scenic Overlook, Los Alamos

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Observation Deck · Hidden Gem · Lookout
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  • The overlook is on NM-502, just a few miles east of Los Alamos. Since it is a pull-off on the highway, this doesn't require taking any detours and you can judge for yourself if you want to stop here.....  more
    The overlook is on NM-502, just a few miles east of Los Alamos. Since it is a pull-off on the highway, this doesn't require taking any detours and you can judge for yourself if you want to stop here.....  more »
  • After you've admired the view, turn around and look at the cliff face behind you. There's a very steep road cut into the cliff. That's the original highway, which was much more treacherous! 
    After you've admired the view, turn around and look at the cliff face behind you. There's a very steep road cut into the cliff. That's the original highway, which was much more treacherous!  more »
  • We easily found Anderson Overlook on NM-502 between Los Alamos and NM-4. Afternoon sunlight provides a great photo opportunity for capturing the beautiful landscape below. The overlook is worth a... 
    We easily found Anderson Overlook on NM-502 between Los Alamos and NM-4. Afternoon sunlight provides a great photo opportunity for capturing the beautiful landscape below. The overlook is worth a...  more »
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  • Excellent view after a five minute walk. Of course longer trails can be taken from here. This view is hard to beat There is a bench, which also makes it a good place to come and read.
  • Lovely peaceful views are convenient to access with parking spots and a plaque.
  • Just a quick pull-off on the side of the road but amazing views.
  • Basically just a little turn off the side of the road with a memorial stone and a spectacular view!
  • Roadside point to take in the wonderful vista of Espanola valley, surrounding mountains and many Mesa. Stunning photo opportunity for nature and landscape lovers. Can easily see for a few hundred miles in the clear New Mexico environment.

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