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About Hovenweep National Monument
National Park Service
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
Trash Available
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Water Hookups
Max Length: 36 ft.
Hovenweep National Monument is located in Utah
37.383 N
-109.071 W
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4 Reviews of Hovenweep National Monument

A pretty typical nartional park campground - not many trees - small spaces right off the path. However, the bathrooms are clean and the walk to the walk to the monument is short. I love Hovenweep and was thrilled to have the opportunity to spend the night - giving me the opportunity to photograph both the sunrise and sunset.

Closed due to COVID

But the trails are open.

Newly remodeled and excellent modern campground

After seeing photos of the beautiful modern shade structures in a friend’s Facebook post, I knew that Hovenweep was a camping spot I should keep on my list of possibilities. Sure enough it was truly lovely and very clean. The remodel allowed for large sage bushes to remain between the level gravel camping pads so that despite the lack or large trees in this region there is still a sense of privacy between sites. The modern shade structures provide a great way to string up a lantern for your late night or a way to tie your hammock up as well. The position of the campsite on the bluff of the canyon provided a great view of the sunset as well. Clean and cared for restrooms are just a close walk on well marked paths. Highly recommend this campground. Hovenweep is a really special place!

First to Review
Comfortable with Great Sky Views and Many Ruins

At first glance, Hovenweep's campground seems almost barren and sun-scorched, perched as it is on a sagebrush mesa with few trees. But settle into your campsite, each with it own sunshade, and you will find yourself enjoying the sweeping view over canyons to Sleeping Ute Mountain. A cool breeze will come up, and then the stars start to appear, and they don't stop. This is the place to be for the Perseid Meteor Shower in August.

The ruins can be enjoyed on nice 1- to 2-mile stroll around the canyon rim. Or, you can be adventurous and hike 3-4 miles to several distant ruin groups along the pinon-topped mesa. All you will hear is silence, deep relaxing silence, and maybe a coyote or two.

The visitor center is especially nice, with a great selection of books about the Southwest. You might have planned to stay just one night, but you could find yourself lingering for a few more.

Also, the campground road is paved, as are the parking areas for each site, which is good news for RVs. And the sites are nicely spaced, with sunshades and picnic tables.

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