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Hovenweep National Monument

Blanding, UT
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Blanding
Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues
Description: Six ancient ruins sites set in a beautiful desert landscape.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We rolled in at 6 pm with no reservation and got a spot! So great, LOADS of stars to see, no obnoxious generators and yummy water from the taps. We highly recommend this camp site and great walking trails!

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108 reviews 108 reviews
31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

First regarding an early evaluator wanting to get off trail to snatch up some artifacts, I say Don't!! If everyone takes something, we've just sterilized the place. Archeology and excavations are better left to experts who can scientifically date and categorize and display for all to see. This place is worth the visit. There's a nice visitors center with clean... More

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Mesa, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a fantastic walk through ancient times! They have several trails. If at any way not able to walk distant, stay on short trail. The longest trail down through the canyon and back up the opposite side is a fantastic trail but wearing proper shoes and a hiking stick is encouraged. Don't miss this one, it is very interesting!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The park is a sleepy hollow with an eye opening experience. Really enjoyed the easy walking route around the canyon to see the ruins. We did not have this place on our agenda but glad we found it. Not very busy and we had the whole park to ourselves to explore the trail and experience the quiet solitude the native... More

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Osceola, AR
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a place for archeology.. but you can't get off the hiking path to look for anything. Sure, the buildings/ruins are old.. but the place is filled with stuff like this. It surely must be kept and preserved, but overall, it's another Native American Indian site with several ruins. Hike is simple and enjoyable.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This was an unexpected treat. Not at all crowded, very helpful park service employee and wonderful views of ruins. A fairly short and lightly sloped paved trail ends at a nice observation area. From the observation point trails are not paved but fairly easy. We stayed on the canyon rim and walked about 1 mile round trip to the Tower... More

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Taos, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

To get to Hovenweep is quite a drive, but once you arrive it is a magic place. There is a 2 mile trail around the ruins, which are lovely. You can view the structures up close and there are not large crowds of people. You can linger for hours around them and take your time. There are nice tables for... More

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Grand Haven, MI
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137 reviews 137 reviews
25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The concentration of pueblo sites in this area is amazing! They are accessible on a very nice walking path that can be tailored in length to meet you needs and time available. The documentation is very helpful, also.This is the only one with any staff available, and we found the NPS officer to be informative and very helpful. We hit... More

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291 reviews 291 reviews
107 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

One of the best National Parks for ruins. The main area where the visitor center is has numerous ruins on both sides of the rim. There are also outlier ruins groups you can visit, mostly on dirt roads. These old buildings look great very early and very late in the day. Towers are impressive.

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Tucson, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

One of my favorite sites and I will return again. There is a trail around the U-shaped rim of the canyon that allows visits to see ruins up close and across the canyon. It runs about 1mile one-way. Those that are fit can continue on the trail and cross the canyon back to the visitors center. Other ruins are available... More

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