Hovenweep Topo Map

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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 Monument is not to be missed if you’re a history buff. Though you might have to travel ever so slightly into the state of Utah to experience this unique hike, don’t let that scare you off. This hike around Little Ruin Canyon is a ghost town tour like no other. The trail loops past the remains of several structures built right on the edge of the small cliff, giving hikers close-up views as well as equally intriguing cross-canyon views. The trail goes around the head of the spring-carved canyon—the spring being the whole reason for this community’s existence—returns on the other side, and finally dives in and out of the canyon itself to complete the loop. The section within the canyon has some short, vertical sections that require much more careful footsteps and might be beyond the limits of some hikers.
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Cortez, Colorado

Get Hovenweep Topo maps on Trails.com. One of Colorado's best walks, Hovenweep is located near Cortez, CO. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Hovenweep. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Hovenweep route ahead of time.