National Monument CO, UT

Things To Do

woman looking at ruins of stone structures
Clear skies & unique architecture at Hovenweep never fail to inspire visitors.

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Step back in time with a hike. Trails are spread throughout the park and offer a range of lengths, difficulty, and views. Trails are open sunrise to sunset. Trailheads at outlier sites are down unimproved dirt roads that may be impassible when wet.


The 31-site campground is open year-round: first-come, first-served.

Ranger-led Programs

Hovenweep rangers offer a variety of activities spring through fall. Rangers present guided walks and porch talks (at the visitor center) spring through fall. Times and topics vary. Please contact the park or check bulletin boards for current schedules.

Arts in the Park

Enjoy the arts in the park! The Community Artist in the Parks program connects park visitors to the arts. You can meet the artist at Hovenweep. Check the calendar below for details.


The campground and visitor center parking lot are open after dark. Astronomy-themed ranger talks are offered in the summer months. Check the calendar below for events.

Bird Watching

Hovenweep is home to many birds, from the common raven to the less-common road runner!


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Last updated: January 29, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

McElmo Route
Cortez, CO 81321


(970) 562-4282 x5

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