Hovenweep National Monument Closed August 18 for Road Work

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Date: August 12, 2016

The National Park Service has announced that the Square Tower unit of Hovenweep National Monument, including the campground and visitor center, will be closed for road work on August 18, 2016.

The Federal Highways Administration (FHWA)-funded project will reseal the campground, parking lot, and roads in the Square Tower unit. 

In preparation for this work, the road into the Square Tower unit of Hovenweep National Monument is expected to close early evening on Wednesday, August 17. The campground, visitor center, and Little Ruin Trail will not be accessible. Visitors will be able to re-enter the unit beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 19. Other monument units, such as Cajon, Holly, Hackberry, and Cutthroat Castle units, will remain open. 

The monument's campground will close at 8:00 a.m. on August 17 and is expected to reopen at 8:00 a.m. on August 19. 

Road work schedules may change due to weather or other uncontrollable circumstances. Jeannine McElveen, superintendent of Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments, states, "We appreciate the FHWA funding for this project to improve all Square Tower road conditions. We ask for everyone's patience and understanding as we complete this important work as safely and efficiently as possible." 

Additional information regarding this road work will be posted on the monument's official website, www.nps.gov/hove, as it becomes available. 

Last updated: August 12, 2016

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