Hovenweep Visitor Center

a low, tan building with a US flag flying on a pole outside
Hovenweep Visitor Center

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Hovenweep's visitor center is located just west of the UT-CO border in Utah. The closest town is Aneth, UT, about 18 miles southwest. Hovenweep National Monument is split into 6 individual, non-contigous units scattered across 20 miles. The visitor center and campground are within the park's main unit, the Square Tower Group.
 
 

Description

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Things to Do at the Visitor Center

  • several shelves stand in a bookstore
    Books, maps, and more

    Park Store

    Guidebooks, maps, and other publications are available in our bookstore.

  • silhouetted structures with the night sky and Milky Way overhead.

    Observe the Night Sky

    On July 1, 2014, Hovenweep became the seventeenth International Dark Sky Park. Hovenweep is the first dark sky park to span two states.

  • primitive trail lined with rocks near Hovenweep Castle

    Hiking

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

 

Exploring Near the Visitor Center:

 
remains of stone structures around a canyon, purple sky behind

Square Tower Group

The Square Tower Group is the largest group of structures and the most accessible group in the park.

campsite with shade structure underneath a rainbow

Camping

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

Last updated: June 8, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

McElmo Route
Cortez , CO 81321

Phone:

970 562-4282 x5

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