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Hovenweep National Monument protects multiple 700+-year-old archeological sites spread over a large area along the Utah-Colorado border. Sites can be reached by car on paved or unpaved roads, but require walking to fully explore.

A visit to Hovenweep can inspire many questions. How were the multi-story towers built? Why? What was life like here 700 years ago?

Here, you'll find information on much-easier-to-answer questions, such as:

Last updated: April 1, 2022

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McElmo Route
Cortez, CO 81321


970 562-4282 x5

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