UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Did you know New Mexico has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other U.S. State? Take a day or two to explore these truly amazing places.


chaco culture National Historical Park

Chaco Culture National Historical Park  is a truly unique and remarkable historical site. It was a major center of ancestral pueblo culture between 800 and 1250. Sites were a focus for ceremonies, trade, political activity and much more. Check out our Chaco visitor's guide and start planning your trip!

  • 178 miles from Santa Fe
  • 165 miles from Albuquerque
  • Open 7 a.m. to sunset
  • Be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen.
  • whc.unesco.org

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo is a living community. Approximately 150 people live within the pueblo full time and has been continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years. Site tours are given by the people of the community every 20 min. Our Taos Pueblo visitor's guide can help you plan your trip!

  • 72.8 miles from Santa Fe
  • 135 miles from Albuquerque
  • 3 miles from El Monte Sagrado
  • Open Monday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4:30 a.m. & Sunday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 a.m.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Rules and regulations apply, all photos are for personal use only. Commercial, documentary, educational and/or artist renderings MUST have prior approval and all fees apply inquire within the Tourism Office.
  • whc.unesco.org

Carlsbad caverns national park

Carlsbad Caverns is one of the few places in the world where on-going geologic processes are most apparent and rare speleothems continue to form. It consists of over 300-limestone caves notable worldwide for their size, mode of origin, and abundance. Don't miss our Carlsbad visitor's guide as you plan your day trip!

  • 187 miles from Las Cruces
  • 292.7 miles from Santa Fe
  • 299 miles from Albuquerque
  • 363 miles from Taos
  • Open daily 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Cave climate is cool and averages about 56°F year around. Be sure to bring a light jacket or sweater and comfortable rubber soled shoes with good traction
  • whc.unesco.org