Hovenweep National Monument, Horseshoe and Hackberry Groups
The ruins of Hovenweep National Monument, in San Juan County,
Southeastern Utah, and in adjacent Colorado, protect some of the finest examples
of ancient stone architecture in the southwest.
Tower Point Ruin, part of the Horseshoe Group, overlooks Horseshoe Canyon.
features a precisely-fitted stone masonry outer wall.
Compare the outer wall with the inner wall masonry below.
HOVENWEEP NATIONAL MONUMENT. The
official home page of Hovenweep National Monument maintained by the National Park
Learn About the Ancestral Puebloans. Crow
Canyon Archaeological Center's experiential education programs actively engage
students in real archaeological research and expose them to the historical and
cultural perspectives of the native peoples.
Natural Bridges National Monument
is located 80 miles west of Hovenweep between Blanding and Lake Powell.
and Arches National Parks are located
about two hours northwest of the monument.