University of New Mexico is located in the city of Albuquerque in the beautiful southwestern part of the United States. Albuquerque is a medium sized city with a unique history and culture, and a variety of activities located nearby. The Sandia Mountain range stands tall behind the city skyline, with ancient Native American landmarks, national monuments, and world-renowned cuisine in easy reach. The campus is located in the center of the city just off historic Route 66, and is just two kilometers from downtown Albuquerque and 3.5 kilometers from the international airport. Other places of interest include historic Santa Fe (104 kilometers), Tent Rocks National Monument (93 kilometers), Acoma Pueblo (109 kilometers), White Sands National Monument (360 kilometers) and the Grand Canyon (632 kilometers).