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Hovenweep National Monument, UT

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Hovenweep National Monument is located in southeast Utah right at the Colorado border. It showcases several communities of Anasazi Indians, who lived here about 700 years ago. A two-mile trail leads from the campground around the canyon in which a number of ruins are found.

970-562-4282

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The 30-site campgound, open all year round, operates on the first-come, first-served policy. We arrived on Sunday at noon and there were plenty of sites from which to choose. We're on site 4, one of seven reserved for RV's-only.

Date of visit: Oct 2011

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Most of the sites, such as site 6, are intended for tent campers, with only a small parking area beside the road for a car. At some of these sites, you could manage to park a small van-type RV.

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Sites 10 and 11.

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All but two of the sites have shade cabanas; this is site 14.

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Sites 28 and 25 are two of the Rv sites.

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Another RV site is 29.

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Site 1, also an RV site.

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The simple bathrooms provide cold water sinks and toilets.

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From sites 1 and 2 you can see some of the ruins.

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A short trail leads from the campground to a 2-mile loop trail around and through the canyon, where you'll see some amazing ruins dating from 700 years ago.

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Amenities

No hookups, No dump station, central water tap (5 gals/day)

Verizon Broadband Access (EVDO) service

Rates: $10 (50% discount with Golden Age Pass)

Coord: 37.38345 N, 109.07081 W

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Hiking

Indian ruins