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Hovenweep National Monument

For thousands of years, human beings occupied Hovenweep. The site grew from a hunting camp to a bustling Anasazi village of 2,500 people by the late 12th century. 

The Anasazi developed irrigation techniques, practiced astronomy, and built beautiful stone towers. Then, in the late 13th century, something caused them to abandon their homes at Hovenweep, turning it into the deserted valley we know today.

The remnants of six Anasazi communities still remain at Hovenweep, examples of expert masonry. Explore this ancient, abandoned village on foot, ideally in the spring while the wildflowers are in bloom. 

There are two trails to use, the Rim Trail Loop, and Tower Point Loop.

Hwy 262
Montezuma Creek, Utah 81321
1.20 miles
Trail Type
Attraction Category
Historic Sites & Monuments

Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours

The visitor center is normally open 9-5 pm year-round. Hours may change depending on the season, staffing, and holidays. In winter, the visitor center is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.

Elevation Gain
100 ft
$10 per person, $15 for motorcycle/$20 for Vehicle
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