Overview

 

Hovenweep National Monument consists of five beautifully built ancient towers, in a small, largely undeveloped park. The towers uses are  still unknown – was it for storage? Solstice observation? Defense? Facilities include a Visitor Center and self-guided interpretive and hiking trails.

 

Key Attractions

  • Camping (one established campground near visitor center)

  • Hiking and visiting the ruins and rockart - Square Tower Group, Cajon, Cutthroat Castle, Holly, and Horseshoe/Hackberry

  • Stargazing - incredibly dark and open skies (some of the least polluted in the country) - and perfect for comparing to the art panels, which some say diagrams the constellations

 

Location

 

Located along the border of southeast Utah and southwest Colorado, northwest of Cortez, CO.

 

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