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Hovenweep National Monument

County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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Hauntingly Beautiful

Hovenweep is desolate now, its various towers crumbling, but once full of people. The Anasazi moved... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2017
Jocelyn B
Grafton, Wisconsin
Passing through found this gem!!!!

Coming from Four Corners going to Moab, Ut we followed the signs and did a side trip to Hovenweep... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2017
Jeremy B
Saint Amant, Louisiana
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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 July 18, 2017

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 July 15, 2017

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 July 10, 2017

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 July 10, 2017

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 July 10, 2017

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 July 6, 2017 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 July 4, 2017 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 July 1, 2017 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
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Long, isolated drive but interesting to see the landscape change and horses wandering around. The Monument is fascinating with different walks and places to explore the ancient pueblo ruins and photograph them. I watched a family with children explore and learn new things about the...More

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed June 28, 2017

After my disappointment at not having been able to make it up Mesa Verde cliffs I was looking for something to take the sting out of my sadness and this place absolutely did we. It was amazing and very informative. We did the hike around...More

2  Thank kit52349
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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.