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
Masonry that has stood for centuries
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.
Spend the night under the stars in Hovenweep's campground. Camping is first-come, first-served.
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.
Explore other nearby national parks and public lands, as well as local partners.
Last updated: February 16, 2018