Masonry that has stood for centuries 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.

Easy hike. Very cool to be that close to ruins.


Easy hike mostly around the perimeter of a canyon. The north end of the trail does take you into the canyon. There were almost no other visitors here. Hot day, so take water. Very educational.

My girlfriend and I visited hovenweep in august of 2015 while staying in Cortez Colorado. Very interesting ruins not to mention the scenic drive that takes you there. Nice little stop if you have the time. We took the short hike and enjoyed it very much.

6 months ago

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

Outstanding trail walking by a number of ruins

Friday, August 19, 2016

Thursday, July 23, 2015

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.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Great short hike for all ages.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Great family hike

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Friday, March 09, 2012