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Hovenweep National Monument

County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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The very underused Hovenweep is an inspiring site of pueblo world You are not surrounded by masses... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Great Place to View Many Ruins

Hovenweep's visitor's Center is not much, but it's the trail that makes it great. Litttle Ruin... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shawnee, Kansas
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“square tower” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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Reviewed 4 days 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 4 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to stop and walk around. The exhibits were very nice, and the staff at the center were friendly and helpful

Thank Bev S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well done National Monument. The visitor center is not large but they have a good bookstore, a few displays and a film to watch. The Monument is outside with the 2 mile path to see the Pueblaoan ruins. We would have done...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hovenweep is a series of Indian Ruins that are divided into six sections and located in both Colorado and Utah. Except for the Square Tower unit, you need high-clearance vehicles as the roads are unpaved. The main site, where the visitors center is located, Square...More

Thank wewhynot
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Hovenweep is actually a cluster of different ruins scattered over miles of country, most of it NE of the visitors center. The biggest concentration is the Square Tower group which is clustered around a canyon rim near the visitors center just across the Colorado border...More

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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.