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Hovenweep National Monument

County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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Wow!!!

Amazing place to see!! I hadn't been there in 30 years so I was surprised at how different it was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sharen N
A true gem

I must say this was one of me and my wife's favorite parts of our trip and we seen A lot the west... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brandon G
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Located in Utah but near Cortez, this site has six ruin sites all built around 1200 AD. Hovenweep is 42 miles from Cortez, CO and approximately 48 from Blanding, UT
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mesa verde” (123 reviews)
“visitor center” (67 reviews)
“square tower” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
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+1 970-562-4282
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"four corners"
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"ancestral puebloan"
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"fascinating place"
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"mile hike"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing place to see!! I hadn't been there in 30 years so I was surprised at how different it was. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The video about the park is very well done.

Thank Sharen N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must say this was one of me and my wife's favorite parts of our trip and we seen A lot the west had to offer. It wasn't packed which was nice and had one of the best hikes we enjoyed walking amongst the ruins...More

Thank Brandon G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a two’ish round trip hike to see a variety of Indian ruins adjacent and within a Canyon. For you to do the round trip, you will need to go down and then up the canyon. A bit strenuous. I would highly recommend doing...More

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a great collection of pueblo ruins surrounding the canyon, where pueblo people lived and farmed. This area has been populated for thousands of years and archeologists find remains from many eras here. The buildings are fascinating and built in a variety of shapes....More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the self guided tour starting to the left. It is a wonderful step into history! Many photo opportunities!

Thank Diane O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is fantastic to view the structures that the ancient Native Americans constructed with just simple tools. The hike around the canyon rim is easy, however descending into the canyon and then ascending out is a challenge. The trip around the canyon lets you see...More

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Hovenweep for its variety of ancient structures. They are scattered along a very scenic canyon hike. The buildings are accessible and the trails are not not challenging. I do imagine that later in the season the heat would be a factor to consider.

Thank teachem4
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visitors center was informative and the well maintained trails to ruins near the center were an excellent introduction to the history of the area. A highlight, however were the ruins north of the center and down bumpy dirt roads which would be best driven...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it is, perhaps, not as spectacular as Mesa Verde it is a little more accessible Every bit as impressive.

Thank PaulCBarry
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hovenweep NM area is a jewel of place. Historical, cultural and beautiful all in one spot. Being a fan of Native American history, Hovenweep was a must see and experience when the wife and I planned on visiting the Cortez, CO area. The visitor center...More

Thank chipshaver
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Theywaysgetya
October 12, 2016|
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Response from lotsagoldens | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we took our dog.
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49beachwalker
July 3, 2016|
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Response from RueterRD | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the first section is wheel chair accessible. After that it's a dirt trail and pretty rough in some areas.
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