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Hovenweep National Monument

County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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Great place for a short hike, amazing ruins and usually only a handful of other people around... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rod W
Dolores, Colorado, United States
A beautiful trail though the ruins

Hovenweep is another site of pueblo ruins in the four corners area. If you're in the area of Mesa... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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“out of the way” (44 reviews)
“visitor center” (63 reviews)
“square tower” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place for a short hike, amazing ruins and usually only a handful of other people around. Really terrific.

Thank Rod W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hovenweep is another site of pueblo ruins in the four corners area. If you're in the area of Mesa Verde and have some extra time this is a great addition. I visited early am and enjoyed a nice hike.

Thank 3danimator
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're traveling all the way out to Mesa Verde you should plan for a stop here as well. The canyon hike takes you all the way down and around the rim. You can get really close to the structures and view them at a...More

Thank alexf1347
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live near Tallahassee, Florida, and spent a lot of hours researching Chaco Canyon and Hovenweep. Directions and information regarding road conditions were very confusing but getting to Hovenweep and Chaco Canyon was much less formidable than I had been led to believe. We stayed...More

Thank Smiles4miles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small enclave is not an easy jaunt, mostly dirt roads. BUT, the trip is well worth the effort. The ruins are spectacular and you get to get right up next to them.

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may be one of the lesser known parks, but the LITTLE RUIN TRAIL is pretty AWESOME! It is a loop trail that takes you past more than a dozen ruins: 1 1/2 miles, 2 miles if you also take the half mile tower point...More

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with friends and were mesmerized by the stories in the visitor center. We hiked the circle trail and explored some of the side areas. Visit in cool weather if possible. Always carry water because even though the trail is fairly short, the air...More

Thank Gr8Trek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We barely “dipped a toe in the water.” We were really visiting Canyon of the Ancients. But we had a bit of daylight so we headed down. We are definitely coming back. This site can be visited either from the east or the west when...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to explore - especially the hike around the ruins by the visitor centre, as well as the hike to Holly (around 8 miles return.) Although late in the season, the camping was great.

Thank Cec M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This National Monument is somewhat off the beaten path but is well worth the drive as it has very well maintained early native American villages which are easy to hike to and are well worth the journey back in history of the region and offers...More

Thank Gerry F
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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.