Hovenweep Ruins Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Hovenweep Ruins Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cortez, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.7 miles 179 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


The Little Ruin Trail is a two mile loop that leaves from the Hovenweep Visitor Center. The trail features 11 ancestral puebloan structures and has an 80 foot elevation change.

1 month ago

very nice easy hike around the park, many interesting ruins.

2 months ago

Outstanding trail walking by a number of ruins

3 months ago

1 year ago

Nice easy trail that takes you past ancient ruins. It's amazing that they are still there. Dogs are allowed on a leash. The visitor center has restrooms and a water fountain. Even in mid July it wasn't hot walking the trail.

1 year ago

The trail takes you past many ancient ruins and is really quite incredible. Easy for all ages and it seemed that many parts were wheelchair accessible.

2 years ago

Great short hike for all ages.

3 years ago

Great family hike