A full day excursion is the best way to see Hovenweep's unique towers on Trail of the Ancients

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Hovenweep National Monument

Hovenweep may be reached via paved roads through either McElmo Canyon or by way of Pleasant View. Check on road conditions, as heavy rains or snow can make the Pleasant View route impassable.

Services in the Square Tower complex include a Visitor Center, small bookstore, picnic shelters, restrooms and water. An excellent video, shown in the visitor center, provides a fascinating overview of the Hovenweep area. A campground is also located at the Square Tower group. Be sure to pack a lunch and fill the gas tank before taking off for Hovenweep. An entrance fee is charged at the Visitor Center and is good for seven days. For updated information on Hovenweep, visit their website. Plan to spend a full day exploring the spectacular sites at Hovenweep.


Visit Hovenweep National Monument
Spectacular sunsets showcase the unique tower architecture of Hovenweep National Monument on the Colorado/Utah border
Spectacular sunsets showcase the unique tower architecture of Hovenweep National Monument on the Colorado/Utah border