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UWC-USA is located in Montezuma, N.M., six miles (10 km) from Las Vegas, N.M., 68 miles (109 km) from Santa Fe, and 123 miles (197 km) from Albuquerque, where the closest major airport is located.
With the exception of the Dwan Light Sanctuary (which is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.), the campus is closed to the general public except for special, announced events and scheduled, student-led tours.
During the school year, tours are held on Saturday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. starting from the Old Stone Hotel on the lower campus.
2018 Castle Tour Dates:
Saturday, January 13
Saturday, January 20
Saturday, January 27
Saturday, February 10
Saturday, February 17
Saturday, February 24
Saturday, March 3
Saturday, March 31
Saturday, April 7
Saturday, April 14
Tours begin at 1:00 p.m. and last about one hour. Parking is available near the Welcome Center.
Alternatively, UWC-USA has partnered with Southwest Detours and local tour guide Kathy Hendrickson to offer tours throughout the year.
Please note that because the Castle serves as a residence for more than 50 people and is used daily for classes, meetings, and other school functions, it is not open to the public. All visitors must be accompanied by a UWC-USA guide.
From Albuquerque, take I-25 north to Las Vegas. Exit at the first Las Vegas exit, #343, and turn left at the end of the ramp. Go half a mile and turn left onto New Mexico Avenue. (You will see a Santa Fe Railroad red caboose at the intersection.) Drive 1.9 miles. At the first traffic light, you’ll see Allsup's convenience store on your left. Turn left onto Hot Springs Boulevard (State Road #65) and continue 4.3 miles. Turn right when you see the Montezuma Castle. The Montezuma Post Office will be on your right. Please check in at the Moore Welcome Center when you arrive on campus.
Welcome to UWC-USA!
The following hotel and motel discounts are available for United World College visitors wishing to stay in Las Vegas, NM.
Plaza Hotel in the heart of the historic district - $65 per room for queen- or king-size bed. The regular rate of $89 will apply during the high season. Contact: Yvonne Hays, 1 505-425-3591, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Best Western - $79.99 per room for queen- or king-size bed. The regular rate is $110 and $120, respectively. Ask about our UWC-USA rate. Contact: 1 505-426-8000
Days Inn - $64.99 per room for queen- or king-size bed. The regular rate is $83 and $88, respectively. Contact: 1 505-425-1967
Knights Inn - $51 per room for queen- or king-size bed. Regular rate for both is $70. Contact: 1 505-425-5994
Airbnb - Here are three listings in the Montezuma and Las Vegas area close to campus:
The following hotel discounts are available for United World College visitors wishing to stay in Albuquerque, NM.
Ramada Inn Airport - $50 per room for two twin beds or king-size bed. Regular rate for two twins is $79 and king size $74. Contact: 1 505-243-2244
Hampton Inn University Midtown - please click this link for a discount reservation of $74 plus tax.