Things To Do

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Clear skies & unique architecture at Hovenweep never fail to inspire visitors.

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Hiking

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.

Camping

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.

Stargazing

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

Bird Watching

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

 

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  • Hovenweep National Monument

    Art in the Parks

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Spot Community Artist in the Parks Janet Buckingham out and about at Hovenweep National Monument. Bring your art supplies and join her in a creative endeavor, or just take a look at what she's creating. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat.

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    • Location: Hovenweep National Monument
    • Fees: free
  • Hovenweep National Monument

    Art in the Parks

    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    Spot Community Artist in the Parks Janet Buckingham out and about at Hovenweep National Monument. Bring your art supplies and join her in a creative endeavor, or just take a look at what she's creating. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat.

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    • Location: Hovenweep National Monument
    • Fees: free

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

McElmo Route
Cortez, CO 81321

Phone:

(970) 562-4282 x5

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