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

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Art in the Parks

Our Artist in the Parks program connects local artists to the inspiring landscapes of national parks and monuments in southeast Utah.

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Plan Your Visit

Read more about things to do and places to go at Hovenweep.

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An Outdoor Classroom

Canyon Country Outdoor Education leads local school groups on field trips throughout the area.

Last updated: January 18, 2017

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McElmo Route
Cortez, CO 81321


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