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Hovenweep National Monument

County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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Amazing ruins

This NM is small and remote but delivers with some absolutely amazing ruins. Choose the timing of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doug C
Very peaceful

My husband and I ended up here on Christmas day. There is nothing open during the holiday except... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Antonio, Texas
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Located in Utah but near Cortez, this site has six ruin sites all built around 1200 AD. Hovenweep is 42 miles from Cortez, CO and approximately 48 from Blanding, UT
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mesa verde” (121 reviews)
“visitor center” (65 reviews)
“square tower” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This NM is small and remote but delivers with some absolutely amazing ruins. Choose the timing of your visit with weather in mind. This is far from the comforts we are used to although there is a nice visitor's center.

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ended up here on Christmas day. There is nothing open during the holiday except this and we were more than please. The information center was not open of course but they have enough information outside so you can learn the history...More

1  Thank Dragonfly1120
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a short hike, amazing ruins and usually only a handful of other people around. Really terrific.

Thank Rod W
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Hovenweep is another site of pueblo ruins in the four corners area. If you're in the area of Mesa Verde and have some extra time this is a great addition. I visited early am and enjoyed a nice hike.

Thank 3danimator
Reviewed December 5, 2017

If you're traveling all the way out to Mesa Verde you should plan for a stop here as well. The canyon hike takes you all the way down and around the rim. You can get really close to the structures and view them at a...More

Thank alexf1347
Reviewed December 3, 2017

I live near Tallahassee, Florida, and spent a lot of hours researching Chaco Canyon and Hovenweep. Directions and information regarding road conditions were very confusing but getting to Hovenweep and Chaco Canyon was much less formidable than I had been led to believe. We stayed...More

Thank Smiles4miles
Reviewed November 30, 2017

This small enclave is not an easy jaunt, mostly dirt roads. BUT, the trip is well worth the effort. The ruins are spectacular and you get to get right up next to them.

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed November 28, 2017

This may be one of the lesser known parks, but the LITTLE RUIN TRAIL is pretty AWESOME! It is a loop trail that takes you past more than a dozen ruins: 1 1/2 miles, 2 miles if you also take the half mile tower point...More

Thank Carol A
Reviewed November 28, 2017

We visited with friends and were mesmerized by the stories in the visitor center. We hiked the circle trail and explored some of the side areas. Visit in cool weather if possible. Always carry water because even though the trail is fairly short, the air...More

Thank Gr8Trek
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

We barely “dipped a toe in the water.” We were really visiting Canyon of the Ancients. But we had a bit of daylight so we headed down. We are definitely coming back. This site can be visited either from the east or the west when...More

Thank Susan K
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October 12, 2016|
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Response from lotsagoldens | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we took our dog.
July 3, 2016|
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Response from RueterRD | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the first section is wheel chair accessible. After that it's a dirt trail and pretty rough in some areas.