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.
Southeast Utah National Parks Celebrate Founders' Day, August 25, 2013
Contact: Mary Wilson, 435-719-2140
This year marks the 97th anniversary of the National Park Service and everyone is invited to join the party! The Southeast Utah Group of parks (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) will join the other 400+ units of the National Park Service in celebration on August 25th. Americans can be proud that the United States was the first country in the world to set aside its most significant places as national parks for the education, inspiration, and enjoyment of all.
All four parks in the Southeast Utah Group will waive entrance fees all day on Sunday, August 25. Visitors are reminded that the fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, tours or other special uses. Park entrance stations will have Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them.
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.