UNESCO recognizes the title of World Heritage Site to specific sites on the planet that deserve special conservation because of their enormous cultural or natural importance for subsequent generations. A total of 911 emblematic places are cataloged all over the world, of which 20 are located in the territory of the United States, although they are considered to be. We listed some of the top heritage sites of USA.
Mesa Verde National Park
In the state of Colorado is located this complex of 211 square kilometers that houses ruins of the Anasazi people. Constructed in stone, their villages have a great historical interest in the being of the few conserved monuments of the North American indigenous culture. It is known that the Anasazi people lived in the area since the 6th century and left it around 1275 for unknown reasons.
Another example of indigenous ruins is that of this National Historical Park located in New Mexico, also belonging to the Anasazi people. Despite being surrounded by an arid environment baptized as The Four Corners, there is a great abundance of native flora and fauna, in addition to the incalculable archaeological value demonstrated by the continuous findings, which forced to expand the park on numerous occasions. For this reason, in 1906 the first law on the protection of antiquities and heritage was approved at the congress.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Another monument declared a World Heritage Site in New Mexico is this enclave in the Guadalupe Mountains. Its caves, the deepest in the world, harbor spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, and most of its secrets are still unexplored, attracting thousands of cavers who are slowly discovering new areas in the caves. In some of its 83 independent caves, the depth reaches 500 meters. In others, such as the Carlsbad Cavern, the underground chamber can be accessed by lift.