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Hovenweep National Monument

County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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Limited, but free

Not all that much to see. A micro version of Mess Verde. Free entry and short walks to the sites... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Frank H
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Best "bang for your buck" if Ancestral Puebloan ruins are your goal

So. Many. Ruins -- ! Wow, even after watching a video about the park, it was mind-blowing to be on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
VespagirL55
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Bushnell, Florida
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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
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mesa verde” (108 reviews)
“small canyon” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not all that much to see. A micro version of Mess Verde. Free entry and short walks to the sites. Nice visitor center.

Thank Frank H
Reviewed 6 days ago

So. Many. Ruins -- ! Wow, even after watching a video about the park, it was mind-blowing to be on the rim, seeing ruins all around, and below as well. Nice trail guide for the rim loop hike is available from rangers. The Visitors' Center...More

Thank VespagirL55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a bit off the road but is well paved and the trip is enjoyable just for the look at long mountain views and wildlife in the Canyons of the Ancients. It now has a new NPS welcome and interpretive center and the walk to...More

Thank Mac M
Reviewed 1 week ago

To be able to walk where structures built by Puebloans in the 13th Century, and to envision their lifestyle, was extraordinary. It is awe-inspiring, allowing you to feel the history that abounded here. It is a beautiful, haunting, and draws you in. When you visit,...More

Thank Marmoore66
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small isolated spot and out of the way for most visitors. But it is well worth a side trip to see these ruins. We did it as part of the Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods drive. It's a long day driving...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very do-able walk, but it can be a little tricky towards the end when you have to climb down and back up to the visitor center parking. The ruins are great and very accessable from the loop trail and if you don't...More

Thank Vesta S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Schedule yourself a 2 or 3 hrs total for leisurely travel time in and out. Once there, spend at least a couple hours soaking it all in.. Restrooms, water, visitor center. Excellent easy trails that are clearly marked! You will be impressed with the quality...More

Thank mlunstra2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to admit that until my wife mentioned that she wanted to go this place while we were visiting Utah, I had never heard of it. And that's a shame. If you are in Utah visiting Moab then you should take one extra day...More

Thank LelandSisk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful National Park Service preservation of 700 year old prehistoric villages and their structures. Approximately 785 acre park with camping, it is relatively small and intimate. No long lines - Yeah!.

Thank WildWomanSusan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This national treasure is absolutely worth the visit. If you are a history buff, it's a must see. A little walking will get you to over looks that are beautiful and inspiring. Not a place you are going to stay all day but definitely worth...More

Thank John M
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Theywaysgetya
Are Dogs allowed on trails?
October 12, 2016|
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Response from lotsagoldens | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we took our dog.
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49beachwalker
Is any part of this wheelchair accessible?
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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