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Hovenweep National Monument

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

It was amazing to see the craftsmanship of the dwellings and it was a peaceful place. The beauty... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Debra R
Prescott Valley, Arizona, United States
via mobile
If you like to hike and ruins this is the place for you.

We actually camped here for two nights in our Travel Trailer. During the middle of the day we went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol H
Eureka, Missouri, United States
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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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“mesa verde” (121 reviews)
“visitor center” (67 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 via mobile

It was amazing to see the craftsmanship of the dwellings and it was a peaceful place. The beauty even in February was abundant.

Thank Debra R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually camped here for two nights in our Travel Trailer. During the middle of the day we went to the visitor center because it was very hot. Around 4pm it started to cool off so we enjoyed the evening sky full of stars. No...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I hiked around the rim of this canyon and we were thoroughly entranced by the ruins, the beautiful landscape, and the desert solitude. It's not a difficult hike - we're both in our 60's and we don't do all that much hiking...More

Thank MidwestTraveller89
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This NM is small and remote but delivers with some absolutely amazing ruins. Choose the timing of your visit with weather in mind. This is far from the comforts we are used to although there is a nice visitor's center.

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ended up here on Christmas day. There is nothing open during the holiday except this and we were more than please. The information center was not open of course but they have enough information outside so you can learn the history...More

1  Thank Dragonfly1120
Reviewed 16 December 2017

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

Thank Rod W
Reviewed 9 December 2017

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 5 December 2017

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 3 December 2017

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 30 November 2017

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
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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.