Current COVID-19 RestrictionsThe following guidance is in effect:
Masks are Required
At Hovenweep National Monument, face masks are now required in all park buildings and facilities. Masks are also required outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained, including narrow or busy trails, parking lots, pull-offs, and overlooks, and common areas in the campground. For a full list of areas where this mandate will be enforced, see the Superintendent's Compendium.
The NPS has implemented a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors to protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and National Park Service (NPS) facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing.
Park rangers are on duty to provide information, protect visitors and park resources, and uphold this requirement.
Statewide Limits on Social Gathering
A limit of ten (10) people for casual social gatherings is recommended for high-transmission areas, such as Grand and San Juan counties.
When Visiting the Park
Visitor Services and Park Information
When recreating, park visitors should follow the National Park Service mask mandate and abide by CDC guidelines on how to protect yourselves and others. Please do not visit if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19. Park staff will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.
Spring is Our Busy Season
You should recreate responsibly whenever you visit us, but please be prepared for larger crowds during the spring season.
Last updated: February 19, 2021