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.
Geology [234k PDF file]
Little Ruin Canyon Trail Guide [750k PDF file]
Plants [268k PDF file]
Visitor Guide [900k PDF file]
Wildlife [116k PDF file]
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."