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Hovenweep National Monument

County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
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A Bit Surprised

Honestly? We were a bit surprised with Hovenweep. Let me start by saying that the park website... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SACALosAngeles
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Los Angeles
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Extensive

Very nice structures left over from the 1200's. Amazing that these are left as so many have fallen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lastrick
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Idaho
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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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"the loop"
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"canyon rim"
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"ancient ruins"
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"four corners"
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"ancestral puebloan"
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"high clearance vehicle"
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"fascinating place"
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"mile hike"
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"bring water"
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"county road"
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"native americans"
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"sleeping ute mountain"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Honestly? We were a bit surprised with Hovenweep. Let me start by saying that the park website made us a bit crazy thinking it would be so difficult to find. Their directions and map from Bluff made no sense and we decided to skip it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice structures left over from the 1200's. Amazing that these are left as so many have fallen and crumbled. We're 68 and 71 years old so, the down-and-up part of the trail was difficult. If we had to do it over again, we'd go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a pretty cool stop, with a bit of a walk around. Some parts were not particularly accessible, so that's something to keep in mind if you plan to visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Visitor Centre provides a very informative oversight of this historic ruins. There is also an video that one can watch, however, you must ask for it to be played. The walk to the first overview is a gentle 300 yards and this will give...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful way to see many, many puebloan ruins. May be difficult for seniors and others with walking difficulties.

Thank Dudley C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a foreigner I was surprised to learn that there were indigenous people here who were not "Native Americans" such as Navajo or Apache, but were Puebloan who built impressive stone buildings the remains of which can be seen here. The site is quite isolated...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great visitor center. Easy access to the indian ruins with plenty of picture opportunities. You need to be ready to walk and go down trails with rocky terrain. Well worth several hours of your day and not to far off the route to Cortez. Comfortable...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Accidentally ended up here when trying to find Canyons of the Ancients, but I'm glad I did. The monument has a short (1-2 mile) walking trail that takes you around a small canyon with Native American structures you can get close to see. Great for...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The towers and ruins are impressive! The hike is easy and you can get close to some of the structures. Best of all, you can see these without crowds!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Since I was a kid I wanted to visit the 4 corners region and see cliff dwellings and the ruins of the ancients. Stopped by Mesa Verde of course, and really wasn't that impressed... sure it was cool, and big, but also crowded, rushed, and...More

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Theywaysgetya
13 October 2016|
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Response from lotsagoldens | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we took our dog.
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49beachwalker
4 July 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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