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.
Things To Know Before You Come
The visitor center and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. The Square Tower Group trail is paved to the first overlook and may be negotiated by wheelchairs with assistance. All other trails are uneven and primitive.
Pets are allowed on trails and in the campground, but must be leashed at all times.
Food, gas, lodging and similar services are not available at Hovenweep. These are available in nearby towns like Blanding, UT, Monticello, UT and Cortez, CO. Visit the San Juan County Travel Council for more information about southeast Utah, or Mesa Verde Country for information about southwest Colorado.
Cell phone coverage is sporadic. Verizon wireless offers the most reliable service. AT&T provides service in some places at Hovenweep, however it is not totally reliable.
Weather and Climate
Did You Know?
Naturally occurring sandstone basins called "potholes" collect rain water and wind-blown sediment, forming tiny ecosystems where a fascinating collection of plants and animals live. Tadpole shrimp, fairy shrimp and many insects can be found in potholes.