We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hovenweep National Monument

County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
+1 970-562-4282
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
OMG - Amazing!

This place is heaven on earth. We were here for one of our Honeymoon trip in late October... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Junglehike
,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Beautiful and peaceful

It was amazing to see the craftsmanship of the dwellings and it was a peaceful place. The beauty... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Debra R
,
Prescott Valley, Arizona, United States
via mobile
Read all 533 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Located in Utah but near Cortez, this site has six ruin sites all built around 1200 AD. Hovenweep is 42 miles from Cortez, CO and approximately 48 from Blanding, UT
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mesa verde” (121 reviews)
“visitor center” (67 reviews)
“square tower” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
County Road 268A, Cortez, CO 84534
CONTACT
Website
+1 970-562-4282
Write a ReviewReviews (533)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"mesa verde"
in 121 reviews
"visitor center"
in 67 reviews
"square tower"
in 28 reviews
"small canyon"
in 20 reviews
"the loop"
in 31 reviews
"canyon rim"
in 21 reviews
"ancient ruins"
in 14 reviews
"ancestral puebloan"
in 16 reviews
"high clearance vehicle"
in 10 reviews
"corners area"
in 7 reviews
"four corners"
in 17 reviews
"mile hike"
in 13 reviews
"bring water"
in 13 reviews
"county road"
in 7 reviews
"sleeping ute mountain"
in 7 reviews
"paved path"
in 7 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 10 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 519 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is heaven on earth. We were here for one of our Honeymoon trip in late October. Beautiful Fall trees and view. I never imagine this place is so worth to visit in your lifetime. Walking on the rim and seeing so many dwellings...More

Thank Junglehike
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was amazing to see the craftsmanship of the dwellings and it was a peaceful place. The beauty even in February was abundant.

Thank Debra R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually camped here for two nights in our Travel Trailer. During the middle of the day we went to the visitor center because it was very hot. Around 4pm it started to cool off so we enjoyed the evening sky full of stars. No...More

Thank Carol H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I hiked around the rim of this canyon and we were thoroughly entranced by the ruins, the beautiful landscape, and the desert solitude. It's not a difficult hike - we're both in our 60's and we don't do all that much hiking...More

Thank MidwestTraveller89
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This NM is small and remote but delivers with some absolutely amazing ruins. Choose the timing of your visit with weather in mind. This is far from the comforts we are used to although there is a nice visitor's center.

Thank Doug C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ended up here on Christmas day. There is nothing open during the holiday except this and we were more than please. The information center was not open of course but they have enough information outside so you can learn the history...More

1  Thank Dragonfly1120
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Great place for a short hike, amazing ruins and usually only a handful of other people around. Really terrific.

Thank Rod W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Hovenweep is another site of pueblo ruins in the four corners area. If you're in the area of Mesa Verde and have some extra time this is a great addition. I visited early am and enjoyed a nice hike.

Thank 3danimator
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 December 2017

If you're traveling all the way out to Mesa Verde you should plan for a stop here as well. The canyon hike takes you all the way down and around the rim. You can get really close to the structures and view them at a...More

Thank alexf1347
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I live near Tallahassee, Florida, and spent a lot of hours researching Chaco Canyon and Hovenweep. Directions and information regarding road conditions were very confusing but getting to Hovenweep and Chaco Canyon was much less formidable than I had been led to believe. We stayed...More

Thank Smiles4miles
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
12345652
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 16 hotels in Cortez
Ute Mountain Casino Hotel
190 reviews
35.19 km away
The White Eagle Inn & Family Lodge
425 reviews
39.23 km away
Sleeping Ute Mountain Motel
69 reviews
39.91 km away
Tomahawk Lodge
194 reviews
39.94 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Kuchu's at Ute Mountain Casino
67 reviews
35.32 km away
Last Chance Saloon
5 reviews
37.98 km away
Bubba's
7 reviews
38.17 km away
the Farm Bistro
296 reviews
41.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lowry Pueblo
15 reviews
30.28 km away
Four Corners Monument
1,613 reviews
37.16 km away
Ute Mountain Tribal Park
59 reviews
37.89 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Theywaysgetya
13 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from lotsagoldens | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we took our dog.
1
Vote
49beachwalker
4 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from RueterRD | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the first section is wheel chair accessible. After that it's a dirt trail and pretty rough in some areas.
2
Votes