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.
Laws & Policies
The purpose of the compendium is to provide the public and park employees with a document that lists the special designations, closures, permit requirements, public use limits, and other restrictions made at the superintendent's discretion. The compendium is reviewed annually and augments what is contained in the Code of Federal Regulations and other applicable federal statutes and regulations.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)
Superintendent's determination regarding the prohibition of unmanned aircraft in parks of the Southeast Utah Group
As of February 22, 2010, federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit Utah's state website and Colorado's state website. Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Did You Know?
Pioneer photographer William Henry Jackson visited this area in 1874 and called it "Hovenweep," a Ute/Paiute word that means "deserted valley."