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

yellow cliffrose blossoms

Visiting in Spring or Fall

Moderate temperatures and wildflower blooms make fall and spring Hovenweep's busiest times of year.

a snowy mountain range illuminated by sunlight, with shadowed foliage in front and blue skies behind

Current Conditions

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Plan Your Visit

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

primitive trail lined with rocks near Hovenweep Castle

Hiking

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

Twin Towers, an ansectral Puebloan stone structure

Visiting in Summer

Summers at Hovenweep are hot and dry, with temperatures often reaching the high 90s and over 100ºF.

Last updated: March 1, 2021

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Mailing Address:

McElmo Route
Cortez, CO 81321

Phone:

(970) 562-4282 x5

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