Photo by Jacob Frank
Photo by Jacob Frank

Hovenweep National Monument

  

Six groups of Ancestral Puebloan ruins await your exploration at Hovenweep. Square Tower Ruin, with walls  20 ft. high, is just steps from the visitor center. Square, round, and D-shaped towers are unique at this park where you can travel on back roads to outlying ruins or thoroughly explore the ruin near the visitor center. Campground and fees.

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.