• Architectural details from the Holly Site

    Hovenweep

    National Monument CO,UT

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  • GPS Users

    Using GPS to find your way to Hovenweep is not recommended. Since Hovenweep has 6 different units with numerous paved and dirt roads intesecting each other, GPS will send visitors to unknown locations other than to the park. Using a map is recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to many common—and some not so common—questions asked by our visitors. If you feel we've left one out, please let us know!

Can I reserve a campsite?
No, sites at the campground are first-come, first-served.

What facilities does the campground have?
The campground has 30 sites with tent pads, fire grills, picnic tables and bathrooms with running water. Hookups are not available.

What time does the campground fill?
The campground rarely fills.

What’s the maximum RV length in the campground?
The sites are designed for tent camping, though a few sites will accommodate RVs up to 36 feet long.

Are pets allowed in Hovenweep?
Yes. Pets are allowed on trails and in the campground, but must be leashed at all times.

Can I drive to the ruins?
Yes, but some walking is required to see all of Hovenweep’s archeological sites.

What facilities or services does Hovenweep offer?
Aside from the visitor center and bathrooms, there are no facilities at Hovenweep. Gas, groceries, lodging and other amenities are available in nearby towns. More...

Can I get information mailed to me?
Yes, you may request mailed information by contacting us. However, please consider that all published material has been posted on this website.

Where can I get extra brochures?
Canyonlands Natural History Association operates the bookstore in our visitor center and sells the official park brochure. You can visit them online at www.cnha.org.

Where can I buy an item I saw in your visitor center?
Canyonlands Natural History Association operates the bookstores in our visitor centers. Visit them online at www.cnha.org.

Does Hovenweep close at night?
Trails are open from sunrise to sunset only. The visitor center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (October-March) and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (April-September). More...

How do I get an entrance fee waiver?
Fee waivers are available to educational groups when the purpose of their visit is educational rather than recreational. More...

What is the weather?
Current weather and local forecasts are available from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Salt Lake City.

Will my cell phone work at Hovenweep?
Cell phone coverage is poor to nonexistent throughout the area.

Can I volunteer at Hovenweep?
Yes! The National Park Service needs volunteers throughout the year to assist with all aspects of park management. More...

How do I get a job at Hovenweep?
For information about jobs with the federal government, visit www.usajobs.opm.gov.

Can I get married at Hovenweep?
Yes, though a special use permit is required.

What's the difference between a park and a monument?
A park is established through congressional legislation and a monument is established through presidential proclamation.

Can I film a movie in Hovenweep?
All commercial photography and filming requires a special use permit.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Hovenweep National Monument includes seven separate pueblos in two states. They include Cajon and Square Tower in Utah, as well as Cutthroat, Horseshoe, Hackberry, Holly and Goodman Point in Colorado.