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Utah State Parks

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Utah
Southern Region
Hovenweep National Monument
Hovenweep National Monument Hovenweep National Monument credits Share the Experience, Lawrence Rafter
Hovenweep National Monument
Hovenweep National Monument Stronghold House credits NPS Photo / Andrew Kuhn
Stronghole House is one of several structures at the Square Tower Group
Hovenweep National Monument Claretcup Cactus credits NPS Photo / Jacob W. Frank
Claretcup Cactus is a common plant at Hovenweep National Monument
Hovenweep National Monument Holly Group credits NPS photo
The Holly Group is one of Hovenweeps outlying sites, but worth the drive or hike.
Hovenweep National Monument Milky Way at Square Tower Group credits NPS Photo / Jacob W. Frank
Hovenweep National Monument was designated an International Dark Sky Park in 2014.
Hovenweep National Monument Collared Lizard credits NPS Photo / Jacob W. Frank
Collard lizards are one of many species that call Hovenweep home.
Hovenweep National Monument Cajon Unit credits NPS Photo / Neal Herbert
The Cajon Unit is one of several outlying units at Hovenweep National Monument.
HOVENWEEP NATIONAL MONUMENT
HOVENWEEP NATIONAL MONUMENT
Along the border between southeast Utah and southwest Colorado   81321
(lat:37.3838 lon:-109.0726)

Phone: 970-562-4282
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Once home to over 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. Explore a variety of structures, including multistory towers perched on canyon rims and balanced on boulders. The construction and attention to detail will leave you marveling at the skill and motivation of the builders.


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Do not use GPS to find your way. There are numerous paved and dirt roads intersecting each other in this remote corner of Utah. The Hovenweep Visitor Center is located 40-45 miles from Cortez, Colorado, and Blanding and Bluff, Utah. Follow driving directions on our webpage.

Utah
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Utah State Parks

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