Many documents guide the management of Hovenweep. Those available on this site are intended to publicize management plans and demonstrate how park operations are structured toward achieving the National Park Service mission. All files require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Hovenweep National Monument was established by Presidential Proclamation no. 1654 (42 Stat. 2299), signed by President Warren G. Harding on March 2, 1923.
The park's General Management Plan was written in 2011. This plan guides the management of resources, visitor use, and general development in the park. The primary purpose of the plan is to provide a foundation from which to protect park resources while providing for meaningful visitor experiences.
In 2013, the park developed a Foundation Statement to update a shared understanding of the park's purpose, significance, resources and values. This document can serve as a foundation for future planning and management decisions.
Did You Know?
Most of the structures at Hovenweep were built from A.D. 1230 to 1275, about the same time as the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park. Growth rings on a wooden beam in Hovenweep Castle show the log was cut in A.D. 1277, one of the latest dates in the region.