Supercomputing Challenge

Directions to the Expo and Awards Ceremony in Los Alamos

Participants are encouraged to approach Los Alamos from the East via NM 502. The directions below will guide you the rest of the way.

Participants Arriving Sunday Evening: To reach the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel or the Ashley Hotel and Suites, continue on NM 502 (towards Los Alamos) at the NM 502 / NM 4 junction. As you enter Los Alamos, stay on NM 502 (which is Trinity Drive), the Best Western is at the intersection of Trinity and Central (a Y intersection). The Ashley Hotel is another half mile down Trinity on the left-hand side.

Hotel map

Ashley Hotel

  Ashley Hotel

  Address: 2201 Trinity Drive

  Phone: 662-7211 or 1-800-279-9279

Best Western Hilltop House Hotel

  Best Western Hilltop House Hotel

  Address: 400 Trinity Drive

  Phone: 662-2441 or 800-462-0936

To reach the Hampton Inn, stay on Hwy 4 and follow the signs to White Rock. When you get to the signal at the gas stations, you will see the Hampton Inn ahead on the left.

Hampton Inn

   Hampton Inn

  Address: 124 State Hwy. 4,

   White Rock

  Phone: 672-3838

To the EXPO

To reach the Expo Monday morning from the Best Western or the Ashley Hotel, leave the hotels and head West on Trinity Drive (towards the mountains). Continue on Trinity, and take a left upon reaching the intersection with Diamond Drive. Follow Diamond Drive over the bridge staying the right hand lane.

The entrance to LANL changed in January 2007. Vehicle Access Portals (VAPs) will allow or restrict access in a graded approach as dictated by the DOE/NNSA Security Condition (SECON) levels in effect at the site or as otherwise directed by Los Alamos National Laboratory management. Below is an image of the current traffic pattern.

Access to LANL via East Jemez Road

Follow the traffic into the VAP and stop. Drivers may proceed upon verbal or hand signal direction from Protective Force officers. Continue on West Jemez Road through the first signal (Diamond Drive). At the next stoplight (just past the fire station), turn left. There might be parking available in the parking garage, but probably not after 8:30 am. If you don't find parking there, you can drop off passengers and poster boards in front of the Research Library (just south of the parking garage) and then head to the General Parking area off of Diamond Drive. We have made special arrangements for school buses to park behind the Fire Station. Buses can return across Casa Grande road, past the Research Park building, down into the parking lot behind the Fire Station and park at the very end of the lot.

LANL parking map

 

Participants arriving Monday Morning: To reach the Expo, continue on NM 4 (towards White Rock) at the NM 502 / NM 4 junction. Continue on NM 4 until the first stop light. Turn right here onto East Jemez Road (the truck route). Continue on East Jemez Road to the VAPs as described above, through the Diamond Drive intersection and turn left at the signal just past the fire station. There might be parking available in the parking garage, but probably not after 8:30 am. If you don't find parking there, you can drop off passengers and poster boards in front of the Research Library (just south of the parking garage) and then head to the General Parking area off of Diamond Drive. We have made special arrangements for school buses to park behind the Fire Station. Buses can return across Casa Grande road, past the Research Park building, down into the parking lot behind the Fire Station and park at the very end of the lot (see map above).

 Activities will take place in the LANL Study Center
 which is on the second floor of the Research Library.

 

To the Tuesday morning Awards Ceremony

The 9:00 am Awards Ceremony will be held in the auditorium of the Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Drive, in Los Alamos.

 

 

 

 

 

From the Best Western and Ashley Hotel, go west to Diamond Drive and take a right then go 1.2 miles north to the church building which is on the left at 2323 Diamond Drive.

From the Hampton Inn in White Rock, head back Hwy 4 to the truck route and go left on it. When you get to the Diamond Drive intersection, bear right and go across the bridge to the north and the church building is 1.6 miles ahead on the left.

From outside Los Alamos, follow NM 502 through town and turn right onto Diamond Drive and go 1.2 miles north to the church building which is on the left at 2323 Diamond Drive.

 

A lunch will follow the Awards Ceremony.

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