Cajon Group Trail is a 0.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Montezuma Creek, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Length0.2 miElevation gain3 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingViewsRockyNo shadeHistoric siteNo dogs
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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.

None, parking for small vehicles only. Rough dirt road to the site, about 9 miles from the visitor center.

Hovenweep National Monument McElmo Route Cortez, CO 81321 Phone: (970) 562-4282 x10

If you stop at the Hovenweep Visitor Center at Square Tower they will give you directions. You can also pay the entrance fee while you are there for there isn't a way that you can pay it at the trailhead.

The turnoff to the trailhead is 4 tenths of a mile west of the intersection of County Road 401 and County Road 143 which leads to the Hovenweep Visitor Center. This puts you on a dirt Reservation Road that has several names including Route 5056 and CO Rd 405. Follow the dirt road south for about 2.7 miles (their map says 2.8) and watch for the sign in the picture for a road on the right hand side.

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Shaleane Gee
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Humbling ancestral ruins in the middle of parched-earth nowhere.

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Richard Nash
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In the middle of nowhere. Near place to visit

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Sam Karson
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Pretty views and flowers. Nice ruins. I (barely) made it the last 6 or so miles in my sedan, though I parked on the “main” road and walked the last 0.3 miles to the trail.

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Jeanne Wigant
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Chris F.
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