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Hovenweep National Monument, UT


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.


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

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.

Sites 10 and 11.

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

Sites 28 and 25 are two of the Rv sites.

Another RV site is 29.

Site 1, also an RV site.

The simple bathrooms provide cold water sinks and toilets.

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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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


Indian ruins