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to 36 CFR 2.13(c), for Canyonlands and Arches national parks and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments are rescinded.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?
The dirt is alive! A living crust called "Biological Soil Crust" covers much of Hovenweep and the surrounding area. Composed of algae, lichens and bacteria, this crust provides a secure foundation for desert plants. Please stay on roads and trails to avoid trampling this important resource.