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#36 of 103 national parks in United States of America

Best trails in Hovenweep National Monument

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Looking for a great trail in Hovenweep National Monument, Utah? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Hovenweep National Monument ranging from 0.7 to 1.6 miles and from 5,164 to 6,712 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

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Map of trails in Hovenweep National Monument
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
(970) 562-4282 ext.
Top trails (7)
#1 - Hovenweep Ruins Trail
Hovenweep National Monument
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 44 m
The Hovenweep Ruins Trail is a loop route that leaves from the Hovenweep Visitor Center and features 11 ancestral puebloan structures.Show more
#2 - Ruins Trail to Holly Pueblo, Horseshoe Pueblo, and Hackberry Pueblo Trail
Hovenweep National Monument
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 5 h 43 m
#3 - Horseshoe and Hackberry Groups Trail
Hovenweep National Monument
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 33 m
The walking trail to Hackberry Canyon is includes the structures at both Horseshoe and Hackberry. Structures at these sites were built approximately 800 years ago by the ancestors of today’s Puebloan peopleShow more
#4 - Cajon Group Trail
Hovenweep National Monument
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 5 m
The Cajon Group (pronounced ca-hone) consists of a small village constructed in the same configuration as Hackberry, Horseshoe and Holly. The surviving structures are situated at the head of a small canyon, and evidence indicates that 80 to 100 people may have lived here.Show more
#5 - Cutthroat Castle Trail
Hovenweep National Monument
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 39 m
Please note: There is a temporary closure of the Cutthroat Unit. For more information: https://www.nps.gov/hove/learn/management/cutthroat-closure-080618.htm. Hikers report that access to this trail has been eliminated due to private property. The earliest historic record of Cutthroat Castle dates from 1929, when it was documented by archeologist Paul Martin. The site was added to Hovenweep National Monument in 1956.Show more
#6 - Holly Group Trail
Hovenweep National Monument
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 20 m
The Holly Group is named for Jim Holley who ranched and traded in this area during the late 1800s. Holly Site includes Holly House, Tilted Tower and Holly Tower, located at the head of Keeley Canyon. Show more
#7 - Goodman Point Trail
Hovenweep National Monument
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 13 m
Goodman Point is the eastern most unit of Hovenweep National Monument. The ruins at Goodman Point have mostly been reduced to piles of ruble. Show more