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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
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All reviews square tower visitor center out of the way small canyon mesa verde the loop canyon rim national monument off the beaten path bring water ancestral puebloan nice trail drinking water marked trail easy walk short trail walking trails
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked the loop, took pictures and just marveled at the ancient buildings. Not many people in October, and a couple of rattlesnakes on the trails. We loved it because its not built up and "fixed" as is Mesa Verde. Together is a perfect pairing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pjwin49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Hovenweep and often felt as if we had the whole place to ourselves. We saw a total of four other people while in the park, which allowed for quiet reflection and appreciation of the ruins. We also drove north to the Holly complex...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LisaSanDiego_CA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to plan to come here because it adds on significant mileage and time to any journey in the area as it is rather out of the way. However, having previously visited Mesa Verde and after reading about this site my wife and I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Silvertravelsurfer
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I drove up for Albuquerque which took a while. It’s pretty remote. But it is well worth the visit. The “castles” are in pretty good shape and you can picture how people lived here in the distant past. I was unaware that we had this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed October 29, 2018

If you are interested in the Anasazi/Pueblo Indians this is a must stop. About 32 miles from Cortez on two lane roads. There is a loop trail that goes by the main structures on both sides of he canyon. part of it is paved but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Washburns
Reviewed October 28, 2018

If you are a history buff, and even if you aren't, I think it's always fascinating to learn how people lived long ago, especially in what is now the United States of America. That's why visiting historic or even prehistoric habitats such as Hovenweep National...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We visited very early in the day and found the staff friendly and knowledgable. The site itself is fantastic, with very important ancient ruins and the stories of their inhabitants well told in the signs. The walk is beautiful. Since we were almost the only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Global-Villagerr
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We went to Hovenweep, Aztec Ruins, Chaco, and Mesa Verde this trip. All offer a different and unique perspective of the Pueblo Indians during various time periods. They were all worth the time spent. You take a self-guided tour at Hovenweep. There are numerous structures...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Touring all of the pueblos in the area and this one did not disappoint! Nice video at the visitor center, self guided tours either short or long, a lot to see and experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 741KarenG741
Reviewed October 11, 2018

This is an unusual site, and it's well worth the detour from the road between Monument Valley and Moab. It's an opportunity to see a striking range of Anasazi building types on the rim and down at the bottom of a small canyon. Much of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Theywaysgetya
October 12, 2016|
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Response from lotsagoldens | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we took our dog.
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49beachwalker
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.
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