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You can combine a walk of 2 miles with seeing some beautiful Anasazi ruins. My advice will be to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hansv245
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The Netherlands
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Nice place

The National Monument is very well preserved. The only problem we had was the dirt road in and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bevier
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Sheerness, Kent England
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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 out of the way square tower visitor center small canyon mesa verde the loop canyon rim national monument off the beaten path bring water ancestral puebloan nice trail running water marked trail easy walk ancient ruins self guided tour
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After a long ride through some picturesque country this was somewhat disappointing. The site is well maintained but is just a small site of old rock structures all of which are pretty well falling apart.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ed J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can combine a walk of 2 miles with seeing some beautiful Anasazi ruins. My advice will be to start the walk to the left after walking from the visitor center to the rim. There is a walk into the canyon and is better doable...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank hansv245
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Monument is very well preserved. The only problem we had was the dirt road in and the loud tourists that were there when we were.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank bevier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a little off the beaten path but well worth the side trip. The ruins are amazing. the trail is easy and not too long. The wildflowers and reptiles were all an added bonus. Wild horses along the drive. Just beautiful!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Statia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely Incredible! Just a awesome place! Easy well marked loop trail around the ruins. Unfortunately I didn't have time to do the whole loop as Mom was waiting and it was hot and we had already hiked at Canyons of the Ancients,( which can be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to visit if you want to learn about the people who once lived in this area. Picinic tables and toilet facilities available.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Scott W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I gave them four stars because this is going to take a chunk out of your day just to get here. There is a four foot wide cement side walk that will take you to a lookout where you can see most of the ruins....More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Fadipadi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stone structures at well constructed as archaic stone structures in Europe or the Middle East. Exact purpose of each structure is not known with certainty. Took me about 2 hours to walk the whole area around the canyon. There are additional sites that require a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank MarkTakesOff
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to avoid the crowds at Mesa Verde and go here instead. Great idea! Lovely walk around the rim allows you to get close to the ruined pueblos. Had a lovely chat with the volunteer campground host and ranger who was so enthusiastic.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank SusanG3817
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

Excelleny place to go to see Indian life in America. Ruins are all accessible by foot. Trail is for the most part flat and easy to walk. Ruins are so close you literally can touch them. A bit out of the way but certianly worth...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Lisa C
April 2, 2019|
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Response from wallyum | Reviewed this property |
We spent a couple of hours. Nice trails, great photo opportunities, but it isn't a huge place.
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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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