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.

Hovenweep Castle covered in snow

Visiting in Winter

Hovenweep is open year-round, but services are reduced in winter. Conditions can change rapidly; be prepared for all kinds of weather.

a snowy mountain range illuminated by sunlight, with shadowed foliage in front and blue skies behind

Current Conditions

Get the latest in COVID regulations, safety guidance, and what that means for the park's facilities and services.

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Plan Your Visit

Read more about things to do and places to go at Hovenweep.

primitive trail lined with rocks near Hovenweep Castle


Take a trail to see Hovenweep's incredible stone structures and sweeping views.

campsite with shade structure underneath a rainbow


Spend the night under the stars in Hovenweep's campground. Camping is first-come, first-served.

Last updated: December 1, 2022

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Cortez , CO 81321


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