|What is it?
||Hovenweep National Monument protects six Ancestral Puebloan villages built on the verge of their disappearance from the area!
|What makes it beautiful?
||It’s the delicate balance of these ancient structures that makes them stand out! Tall towers and “castles” are still perched here on the edge of a steep canyon, having withstood over 700 years of natural forces! They have made incredible use of their surroundings, even building a fortress into a huge eroded boulder hanging in the middle of the canyon wall! Together, they stand as sentinels over a time that will never be again and will leave you astonished with wonder!
|How can I Help the Helpers?
|Where is this place?
||The visitor center is on County Road 268 A
0.5 miles SE of Hovenweep Road
Montezuma Creek, UT 84534
From Beaver: ~335mi (540km) — 5.6hrs
From Moab: ~120mi (194km) — 2hrs
From Salt Lake City: ~~354mi (570km) — 5.9hrs
From St. George: ~359mi (578km) — 6hrs
|When should I go?
||The trails and ruins are open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset! The visitor center, though, is open from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Thursday to Monday!