Fodor's Expert Review Hovenweep National Monument

Blanding Memorial/Monument/Tomb

The best place in southeast Utah to see ancient tower ruins dotting the scenic cliffs, if you're headed south from Canyonlands and have an interest in Ancestral Puebloan culture, a visit to this monument is a must. Park rangers strongly advise following printed maps and signs from U.S. 191 near Blanding, Utah, or County Road G from Cortez, Colorado. GPS is not reliable here. Once you get there, you'll find unusual tower structures (which may have been used for astronomical observation) and ancient dwellings.

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Hovenweep Rd.
Utah  81321, USA


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Rate Includes: May–Sept., daily 8–6; Oct. and Apr., daily 8–5; Nov.–Mar., daily 9–5

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