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.
Operating Hours & Seasons
Hovenweep is open year-round. The visitor center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (October and April), 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. (May through September) and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (November through March).
The visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
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.