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Hovenweep National Monument

County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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In the middle of nowhere

There are small American Indian ruins that you can get fairly close to here, but Hovenweep is in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
An Impressive View of Ancient Native American Architecture!

My wife and I walked the rim trail near the visitor center. The variety of structures and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert T
Boise, Idaho
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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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“square tower” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are small American Indian ruins that you can get fairly close to here, but Hovenweep is in the middle of nowhere. For the drive, I'd choose somewhere else to visit. Our group was disappointed after we finally arrived here. Nice views, it isn't busy,...More

Thank ColoMama33
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I walked the rim trail near the visitor center. The variety of structures and the quality of masonry of the ancients was most impressive. The rim trail took only about an hour and a half with stops. We do not recommend walking...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 3 days ago

We accidentally came upon this place in our wanders in the Cortez area. Loved it! The Anasazi ruins were spectacular . We stopped at the visitors center to ask about what was offered and we were thrilled to walk out and find the Anasazi ruins....More

Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure I can come up with words to describe how awe inspiring this place is. Although there is a visitor center, the experience is self-guided. There is path around the site that is a couple of miles long, but well worth it. There...More

Thank Wendy N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hovenweep is a wonderful collection of Anasazi buildings - round, square, tall, on cliffs and under rocks. The Park Service has devised a trail that shows you all the sites. The first part of the trail takes you down the canyon and then up on...More

Thank Schep2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time here and I really enjoyed the hike. I took the hour hike from the visitor center all the way around. It's not an easy hike for those not in shape. The part where you hike down the canyon and back...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great visit here after deciding to take the day off from Mesa Verde. Beautiful drive and after we went to Lowreys Puebla in the Canyon of the Ancients. So nice to have the place to ourselves!

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walk and although it is long, it is not hard. Go in the fall so you are enjoy the golden aspens and the cooler temperatures.

Thank Laurie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take a couple hours and visit Hovenweep National Monument and we are glad we did. A bit off the beaten path we had a great, clear day in the fall. After several days of having hiked other places we were a bit...More

Thank Nampa_Guy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in the 4 Corners, there are so many historical sites to visit and sometimes you don't get around to them for a bit. This place is wonderful for families and anyone who wants to check it out. We didn't go too far on the...More

Thank PartTimeGypsy
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13 October 2016|
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Response from lotsagoldens | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we took our dog.
4 July 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.