This monument is well worth seeing even though it is somewhat remote. There are a number of beautifully constructed stone structures that can be viewed with a short hike from the Visitors Center. There is a "path" around the canyon that takes you closer to the buildings. However, the path is over the native rock and is not wheel chair accessible. The structures were built around 1200 bce and were obviously built by talented craftsmen. For example, there is a tower at the head of the canyon that sits on a purposely built- up base of soil enclosed by a four sided wall. Unlike other early sites, the structures at Hovenweep are on the canyon rim or floor, not built in alcoves or overhangs.
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