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Hovenweep National Monument

County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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A must see

Don't miss the opportunity to see the Hovenweep National Monument. It is a bit off the beaten path... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Include with Mesa Verde

If visiting nearby Mesa Verde, include Hovenweep. It is about an hour drive from Cortez, and one... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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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
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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Reviewed yesterday

Don't miss the opportunity to see the Hovenweep National Monument. It is a bit off the beaten path (about an hour) but it is so worth the time to get there. You will not be sorry you did. Parents, please share this bit of history...More

Thank clarson2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

If visiting nearby Mesa Verde, include Hovenweep. It is about an hour drive from Cortez, and one can spend a few hours hiking the loop that includes some of the primary towers, or go further out and take some longer hikes. We visited Mesa Verde...More

Thank ryandles
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hovenweep is a bit off the beaten track but is so worth the drive. The towers and buildings were well preserved. Gave a real sense of appreciation for the people.

Thank Carlovers
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Hovenweep after having past the turnoffs numerous times over the years. It is well worth the drive. The ruins loop around the canyon was a nice walk with lots of sights easily accessible. There were few other people there in mid September.

Thank L Scott T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The very underused Hovenweep is an inspiring site of pueblo world You are not surrounded by masses of people, making the 2mile loop around the canyon rim serene and almost,private. Some interesting ruins, perched on deep canyon walls. Did not camp but the 31 spotless...More

Thank Macrosantafe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hovenweep's visitor's Center is not much, but it's the trail that makes it great. Litttle Ruin Trail is either a 1 1/2 or 2 mile trail depending on which way you go and takes you past probably 8 or so pueblos and towers. Great trail...More

Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hovenweep National Monument caught us off guard, as we didn't expect to see such fantastic ruins there. Since it is a Monument and not a National Park, the Visitor's Center is unimposing, even understated. The ruins are different from many of those at other sites,...More

Thank Q4766HGsusans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a self guided tour (more like walk and take your time). The remnants of these buildings shows how the tribes built their communities. Not only are parts of their living quarters there, but a sports arena and community center. Truly amazing!! Carry water....More

Thank bitsmom_tn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is easy to hop, skip and jump around famous national parks and monuments. Mesa Verde is easy to review as one of the best. But for those who love anything ancient and are willing to go a bit out of the way to experience...More

Thank Ellen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of an out of the way place but worth the effort to visit. We stayed in Cortez and it took about an hour to get here. The visitor center is small, but it contains enough information to make it very effective. The trail...More

Thank bluejay377
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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.