Hovenweep National Monument Trails

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Square Tower Trail: Hovenweep National Monument :: Cortez, CO

The Square Tower Trail in Hovenweep National Monument is an excellent adventure for families. This 1.75-mile round-trip hike takes hikers for a short journey around the rim of Little Ruin Canyon, and offers beautiful views of the ruins located in the

Cutthroat Castle- Hovenweep National Monument :: Cortez, CO

This short trail leads to the remarkable ancestral ruins of Cutthroat Castle and a glimpse of Puebloan life in the arid southwest 800 years ago. Approximately 0.5 mile from the Cutthroat Castle site is Painted Hand Pueblo, located inside Canyon of th

Square Tower Trail: Hovenweep National Monument :: Cortez, CO

The Square Tower Trail in Hovenweep National Monument is an excellent adventure for families. This 1.75-mile round-trip hike takes hikers for a short journey around the rim of Little Ruin Canyon and offers beautiful views of the ruins located in the

Trail to Hackberry and Horseshoe Pueblos :: Hovenweep National Monument - Holly Unit, CO

Trail to Hackberry and Horseshoe Pueblos is a hiking trail in Colorado and Utah. It is within Rare Lizard and Snake Instant Study Area, Hovenweep National Monument - Square Tower Unit, and Hovenweep National Monument - Holly Unit. It is 3.4 miles lon

Paved Sidewalk :: Hovenweep National Monument - Square Tower Unit, UT

Paved Sidewalk is a hiking trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is within Hovenweep National Monument - Square Tower Unit. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 5,243 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 43

Ruins Trail :: Hovenweep National Monument - Square Tower Unit, UT

Ruins Trail is a hiking trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is within Hovenweep National Monument - Square Tower Unit. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 5,204 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 504 f

Sand Canyon :: Cortez, CO

Characterized by sandstone canyons and broad mesas, the southwestern corner of Colorado features a variety of prehistoric cliff dwellings and ruins. The best known of these archaeological sites are found in Mesa Verde National Park and Hovenweep Nati

Cutthroat Castle Trail :: Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, CO

Cutthroat Castle Trail is a hiking trail in Montezuma County, Colorado. It is within Hovenweep National Monument - Cutthroat Units and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 5,837 feet altitude. Traveling the en

Bicentennial Scenic Byway: Hanksville to Blanding :: Blanding, UT

A 133-mile high-desert drive across some of the state’s most rugged canyon country. Completed in 1976, Utah’s Bicentennial Highway runs 133 miles from Hanksville to Blanding. South of Hanksville the highway offers fine views of the Henry Mountains to

Bluff Scenic Byway: Bluff to Monument Valley :: Mexican Hat, UT

A 45-mile drive through the desert grandeur of southern San Juan County and the Navajo Indian Reservation, highlighted by views of desert spires and mesas. This is beauty on a grand scale. While the landscapes to the north and east are characterized

Hovenweep :: Cortez, CO

This is an amazing short hike around a seemingly desolate canyon that once teemed with human life. The “tower” ruins at Hovenweep are among the most impressive and best preserved in the Southwest, and defy tidy explanations. Hovenweep National Monum

Hovenweep-Navajo Classic :: Bluff, UT

The Hovenweep-Navajo Classic is an 88.2-mile out-and-back route. The ride’s highlights include the once-thriving, peaceful settlement of Bluff, the “loud serenity” of Navajo Nation desert wilderness, and the engineering mystique of Hovenweep. At 27,0