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.
Canyon Country Outdoor Education
Canyon Country Outdoor Education (CCOE) is a cooperative venture between the National Park Service, local school districts and nonprofit organizations in southeast Utah. Field trips are conducted to Hovenweep National Monument, Canyonlands National Park, Hovenweep National Monument and other areas.
The purpose of this program is:
CCOE has published field trip plans suitable for grades one through six. While these trips were designed to be used in southeast Utah, many can be adapted to other sites, and some activities could work in completely different ecosystems. These plans are available in PDF format.
For More Information
To learn more about the program or obtain help in adapting lesson plans contact:
National Park Service
Please note that outdoor education staff are only available during the school year (August to June). If you need assistance outside of this time, please contact the park directly.
Did You Know?
The dirt is alive! A living crust called "Biological Soil Crust" covers much of Hovenweep and the surrounding area. Composed of algae, lichens and bacteria, this crust provides a secure foundation for desert plants. Please stay on roads and trails to avoid trampling this important resource.