Join us for an overnight guided tour to Trinity Site this April!
Trinity Site, the location where on July 16, 1945, the first man-made nuclear explosion was detonated, is open only twice a year, and the Los Alamos Historical Society is offering a guided tour to the site April 5-6 for the spring opening.
The Society’s Trinity Tour includes a two-day, one night experience via the Alamogordo southern approach through the seldom-seen interior of White Sands Missile Range. Departure from Trinity Site will be out of the northern Stallion Gate, with a lunch stop at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.
Bonuses include a visit to the young (5,000-year-old) lava flows of Valley of Fires, and the New Mexico Museum of Space History overlooking the Tularosa Basin, Holloman Air Force Base, and White Sands Missile Range. This excursion aboard a comfortable, restroom-equipped coach includes experienced tour direction from Georgia and Gerry Strickfaden, leading their sixteenth trip to Trinity.
The cost for Historical Society members is $400/person double occupancy; $500 for non-members, with a $50 single supplement for either. The price includes a tax-deductible donation to the Los Alamos Historical Society.
Only 40 seats are available. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, March 5. Refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, can be made through March 15.
Reservations are now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Josephine Romero at 505-695-5255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Itinerary Friday, April 5:
9 a.m. departure from the Holiday Inn Express, 60 Entrada Drive, Los Alamos, NM
Journey through Santa Fe to Clines Corners where you'll choose your picnic lunch at the Subway
Visit Valley of Fires just outside Carrizozo
Arrive in Alamogordo and visit the New Mexico Museum of Space History
Check in to Fairfield Marriott; dinner on your own
Trinity Day, April 6:
Early breakfast at hotel
Bus departs promptly at 7:00 a.m. in order to form up with the caravan at Tularosa
Entering through the Tularosa Gate, the next 75 miles takes us across much of the eastern portion of the restricted White Sands Missile Range. Approach to Trinity Site is through the famed Mockingbird Gap.
At Ground Zero, you are welcome to walk the quarter mile from the parking lot to the obelisk marker where the detonation tower was, and to board the Army's shuttle bus to and from the McDonald/Schmidt Ranch House on your own.
Leaving Trinity Site, our bus will travel north to Socorro for lunch at New Mexico Tech's Chartwell's Cafeteria.
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