Operating Hours & Seasons


  • yellow cliffrose blossoms
    Visiting in Spring or Fall

    Moderate temperatures and wildflower blooms make spring and fall Hovenweep's busiest times of year.

  • Twin Towers, an ansectral Puebloan stone structure
    Visiting in Summer

    Summers at Hovenweep are hot and dry, with temperatures often reaching the high 90s and over 100ºF.

  • 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.


Operating Hours


Hovenweep National Monument

Hovenweep is open daily, year-round. Trails are open from sunrise to sunset.

Last updated: June 8, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

McElmo Route
Cortez, CO 81321


970 562-4282 x5

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