Hovenweep Ruins Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Hovenweep Ruins Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cortez, Utah 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.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

The Hovenweep Ruins Trail is a 1.7 mile loop that leaves from the Hovenweep Visitor Center and features 11 ancestral puebloan structures.

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

4 days ago

Breathtaking

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30 days ago

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.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

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5 months ago

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9 months ago

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

10 months ago

Outstanding trail walking by a number of ruins

11 months ago

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Great family hike

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

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Friday, March 09, 2012