Putters Travels 2007 travel blog

Twin Towers across the canyon

View of the south end of canyon with ruin in foreground

Unit Type House or whats left of it

Plaque of the Little Ruin Canyon

Close-up of Eroded Bolder House

Close-up of Twin Towers

Hovenweep Castle

One of the locals

Shot to the north. The Puebloans cultivated the bottom area and built...

Slip stone walkway to the edge

Horseshoe & Hackberry site about 4 miles away from Square Tower area

Tower at Horseshoe

Southern view of H & H area

Close-up of tower


Hovenweep National Monument protects six prehistoric, Puebloan-era villages spread over a twenty-mile expanse of mesa tops and canyons along the Utah-Colorado border. Multi-storied towers perched on canyon rims and balanced on boulders lead one to marvel at the skill and motivation of their builders. Hovenweep is noted for its solitude and undeveloped, natural character.

We headed off this morning for the 35 mile journey to the Towers of Hovenweep.

We love Hovenweep - perhaps because it is so far out and peaceful, or because of the ruins and how close you can visit them or perhaps it is just the spirit of the place. For whatever reason, this is a must see site on a southern Utah visit.



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