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Hovenweep National Monument

County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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Very interesting collections of Pueblo ruins

This monument has several different ruins sites, most of which are visible from a lookout point at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Colorado-Utah trip

This was so neat to see. You drive to the vistors center and walk the trials. Do early in day if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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Reviewed yesterday

This monument has several different ruins sites, most of which are visible from a lookout point at the end of a short hike. If you have time, do the longer hike that goes by several of the ruins. We were there in July and it...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

This was so neat to see. You drive to the vistors center and walk the trials. Do early in day if it is summer. We took a wrong turn or something getting there and ended up on a road that they were still building or...More

Thank Candy B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hovenweep is desolate now, its various towers crumbling, but once full of people. The Anasazi moved here, and regrouped as the world changed around them. A harsh landscape, yet they farmed and built these dwellings. Follow the advice in the other reviews about hiking, and...More

Thank Jocelyn B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Coming from Four Corners going to Moab, Ut we followed the signs and did a side trip to Hovenweep. Was not expecting much as we passed through open range of cows and horses. We were surprised to find a vistor center and nice bathrooms. Did...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific place to experince what must have been a daily struggle to survive and flourish. Ruins thatshow the skill and determination of those who lived there.

1  Thank R.D. A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hovenweep Nat. Mon. is a great out-of-the-way archaeological site complex to visit near Cortez, CO. The Monument has several outlying parts, so get a map at the main site and check out all the ruin hikes a short drive away. The main site has easy...More

2  Thank artman2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to this monument and continues to be fantastic. The walk around the site is mostly level except at one end when there is a bit of a drop and climb.

Thank kittym7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great national monument that you can walk right out to the ruins and see them up close. No admission. Just don't go on a really hot day.

Thank Nladybug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the hike around. Went to the left first. Some rough rock in the beginning and goes down then up. Not too bad and very doable. Was a little less than 2 mikes. This was like a housing development were as Mesa Verda was like...More

1  Thank SS2688
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a national park with no entrance fee! Sweetness!! There is a really nice, spiffy visitors center and the trail starts right there. The ruins are quite a spectacle in the middle of frickin nowhere. Wowzers. They have also put up plaques that identify native...More

Thank Kell E
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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.