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.
Fire Restrictions Lifted
Contact: Kate Cannon, Superintendent Southeast Utah Group
As of September 13, 2012, all fire restrictions which were enacted on June 12, 2012, under the authority of Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1, Section 1.5(a)(1), and pursuant to 36 CFR 2.13(c), for Canyonlands and Arches national parks and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments are rescinded. Most fire restrictions affecting public lands in Utah have also been lifted. Information on statewide fire restrictions can be found here.
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.