Hovenweep National Monument

Bluff, Utah

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Hovenweep is a Ute Indian word meaning “deserted valley,” which was applied to the area by the famous pioneer photographer William H. Jackson in 1874. This tour takes you from the visitor center to outlying sites, some of which are difficult to reach by passenger car. There you can reflect in silence upon the lifestyles of these ancient people and envision the sights, sounds, and scents of the ancient Indian village. The main thoroughfare is a graded, light duty dirt road that is suitable for passenger cars when dry. Spur roads leading to ruin sites are on sand and rock doubletracks that may not be suitable for passenger cars.
Mountain Biking Utah

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Mountain Biking Utah

by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)

Hovenweep is a Ute Indian word meaning “deserted valley,” which was applied to the area by the famous pioneer photographer William H. Jackson in 1874.

This tour takes you from the visitor center to outlying sites, some of which are difficult to reach by passenger car. There you can reflect in silence upon the lifestyles of these ancient people and envision the sights, sounds, and scents of the ancient Indian village. The main thoroughfare is a graded, light duty dirt road that is suitable for passenger cars when dry. Spur roads leading to ruin sites are on sand and rock doubletracks that may not be suitable for passenger cars.

©  Gregg Bromka/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Bluff
Distance: 31
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Year around
Trailhead Elevation: 5,240 feet
Top Elevation: 6,040 feet
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, San Juan Resource Area, 435-587-1500
Local Maps: USGS: Ruin Point,UT and Negro Canyon, CO
Driving Directions: Directions to Hovenweep National Monument

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