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Hovenweep National Monument

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This Anasazi settlement, abandoned around 1300 A.D., is located just across the Utah border near Cortez, with a campground and picnic area. 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 visitors to marvel at the skill and motivation of their builders. Hovenweep is noted for its solitude and undeveloped natural character. The Square Tower Group is the primary contact facility with a visitor center, campground and interpretive trail. Other groups (or villages) include Cajon, Cutthroat Castle, Goodman Point, Hackberry, Holly and Horseshoe. On US 666, from Pleasant View, turn at the sign and follow the road for about 27 miles.

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