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.
Student Conservation Association (SCA)
The National Park Service needs volunteers throughout the year to assist with all aspects of park management: from archeological surveys to campground hosts. Many of our volunteers work through the Student Conservation Association. For information on joining the SCA, visit www.thesca.org.
Volunteer Program (VIP)
Volunteer positions are coordinated locally through the volunteer coordinator. For details on current openings in southeast Utah, contact:
Current Volunteer Opportunities
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.