The information about specific facilities and services provided below may help you better plan your visit. If a particular service or issue is not mentioned below, such as alternate formats for print materials, audio description, assistive listening, or physical access to particular facilities, programs or services, please contact the park.

US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities qualify for the Interagency Access Pass, which provides free or discounted access to over 2,000 federal recreation sites.


Physical/Mobility Accessibility

The following facilities and destinations are ADA-compliant:

  • Hovenweep Visitor Center,
  • restrooms throughout the park,
  • one table at the picnic area,
  • one campsite in the campground, and
  • Square Tower Group Trail from the visitor center to the first overlook.


Deaf/Hearing Loss Accessibility

For people with hearing impairments, a variety of publications may be obtained at the visitor center. The audio-visual program has closed captioning available upon request. Wayside exhibits with illustrations and text on natural and cultural features are situated throughout the park and in the visitor center.


Blind/Low Vision Accessibility

  • You can get large-print publications at the visitor center.
  • Large print and braille versions of the official Hovenweep Unigrid are available at visitor centers, by contacting the park, or downloading a copy in a Braille Ready Format (BRF).
  • Recorded descriptions of visitor center exhibits and waysides are not available.


Service Animals

Service animals are allowed in national parks. What is a service animal?

Service animals are permitted everywhere visitors go at Hovenweep. Owners are encouraged to identify their working service animal, such as with a vest. Identification is not required, but helps prevent unwarranted "dog on trail" complaints from other visitors. There are no plastic bags provided at trailheads for waste products, so please bring your own.


The desert can be deadly for pets & service animals. Car temperatures rise quickly in the sun, even on cool days. Your pet can easily die of heat exhaustion. If you are leaving a pet in a car, crack the windows as much as possible and leave water to drink. We recommend you not leave pets in the car at all when the outside temperature exceeds 68ºF (20ºC), even with the windows cracked.

Last updated: July 6, 2023

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