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.

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Camping

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

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

Park information at a glance, including what facilities are open, weather forecast, and trail conditions.

the Hovenweep Visitor Center with the American flag flying outside
Visitor Center

Start your adventure with a map and friendly rangers.

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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.

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

McElmo Route
Cortez, CO 81321

Phone:

970 562-4282 x5

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