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.
2014 Artist in the Parks Program Applications Being Accepted
Contact: Sharon Brussell, 435-719-2142
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is now accepting applications for the 2014 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) Program.
Created in 2009, the CAIP program highlights the connection between a local artist and the surrounding landscape, particularly Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments.
The Community Artist creates work within the participating National Park Service units during a minimum of six visits per month, April through November, and shares his/her inspiration and creative process with visitors from around the world. The artist's work may be sold in the Arches and Canyonlands National Park bookstores.
Artists must be residents of Grand or San Juan Counties.
Application criteria and program details, as well as short videos by former community artists, are available at http://go.nps.gov/CAIP.
Applications must be received by July 31, 2013.
Did You Know?
The rocks at Hovenweep were deposited over 100 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. The landscape at that time featured streams, lakes and flood plains. The Dakota Sandstone forms the mesa tops and cliffs in the area, while the Burro Canyon Shale forms talus slopes.