Masonry that has stood for centuries

Once home to over 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. Explore a variety of structures, including multistory towers perched on canyon rims and balanced on boulders. The construction and attention to detail will leave you marveling at the skill and motivation of the builders. Read More

Hovenweep Castle covered in snow

Visiting in Winter

Hovenweep is open year-round, but services are reduced in winter. Conditions can change rapidly; be prepared for all kinds of weather.

primitive trail lined with rocks near Hovenweep Castle

Hiking

Take a trail to see Hovenweep's incredible stone structures and sweeping views.

a red truck on a paved road

Driving Directions

Hovenweep units are isolated, and GPS units may lead you astray. Check here for directions, and use a map during your visit.

campsite with shade structure underneath a rainbow

Camp

Spend the night under the stars in Hovenweep's campground. Camping is first-come, first-served.

A group of people looking at a rock structure

Explore Hovenweep

Start your visit at the Square Tower Group, the base camp for Hovenweep. From there, a short drive will take you to the other villiages.

natural bridge at Natural Bridges National Monument

Nearby Attractions

Explore other nearby national parks and public lands, as well as local partners.

Last updated: February 16, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

McElmo Route
Cortez, CO 81321

Phone:

(970) 562-4282 x10

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