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.
Many documents guide the management of Hovenweep. The ones available here are intended to publicize management plans and demonstrate how park operations are structured toward achieving the NPS mission. All files require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
2003 Annual Performance Plan
2002 Annual Performance Plan
2001 Annual Performance Plan
Fire and Fuels Management Plan
Fire and Fuels Management Plan (Appendix)
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.