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.
The field trips available here are used by the Canyon Country Outdoor Education Program. The topics are taken directly from the 2003 Utah State Science Core Curriculum guidelines and are correlated to the National Science Standards.
These trips are best suited to the high desert of southeast Utah, and a few are quite specific to a particular location. However, many of the field trips can be adapted to other sites, and some individual stations or activities could work effectively in different ecosystems or in the schoolyard.
Most pre-trip activities, field trip stations, and post-trip activities are designed to take approximately 30 minutes. With introductions, snack and lunch built in, field trips are generally three hours, plus hiking and driving time if applicable.
Please use the links above to access trip summaries and PDF downloads.
Did You Know?
Naturally occurring sandstone basins called "potholes" collect rain water and wind-blown sediment, forming tiny ecosystems where a fascinating collection of plants and animals live. Tadpole shrimp, fairy shrimp and many insects can be found in potholes.