Hovenweep National Monument

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Hovenweep National Monument:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Hovenweep National Monument

Address:McElmo Rt
Cortez, CO 81321

Phone:970-562-4282
Fax:970-562-4283
Web: www.nps.gov/hove/
Size: 785 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on March 2, 1923.
Location:In southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado. The only paved entrance road is UT 262, which runs east from US 191, 15 miles south of Blanding. Also accessible from Cortez, Colorado.
Facilities:Campground (31 sites), picnic area, rest rooms (é), ranger station, museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Monument protects six prehistoric, Puebloan-era villages spread over a twenty-mile expanse of mesa tops and canyons along the Utah-Colorado border. The first reports of these structures were made by W.D. Huntington, the leader of a Mormon expedition into southeastern Utah in 1854.

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Sage-grouse persisted in this area into the mid 1990s and a hen was observed northwest of Cortez towards Hovenweep Canyon by Robin Olterman (Colorado Division of Wildlife, pers.
The exhibit offers work shot by the Eugene photographer while exploring the ruins of Hovenweep and Chaco Canyon in the Four Corners region of the American Southwest.
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Kokino Observatory proudly takes the forth place on the Ancient Observatory Sites' list:1)Abu Simbel, Egypt; 2) Stonehenge, Great Britain; 3) Angkor Wat, Cambodia; 4) Kokino Observatory, Macedonia; 5) Goeck, Germany; 6) Big Horn Medicine Wheel, Mont; 7) Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; 8) Chichen Itza, Mexico; 9) Machu Picchu, Peru; 10) Hovenweep Castle, Utah; 11) New Grange, Ireland; 12) Templo Major, Mexico; 13) Armenian Stonehenge, Aremenia; 14) Luoyang Observatory, China; 15) Masuda Iwafune, China.
Like most centuries-old ghost towns, the dwellings at Hovenweep National Monument reveal a history that ebbed and flowed with the availability of water.
Hovenweep employs a similar technique to that of Time Does Not Exist in the service of a sort of tone poem designed to invoke images of Anasazi culture with results that are heartbreakingly pretty and deeply regretful; The Day Revisited is a microtonal reworking of a piece Gann originally produced in 1982.
About 40 miles west of Cortez and straddling the Utah-Colorado border, Hovenweep National Monument is perhaps the most intriguing of the region's smaller sites.
Traffic at Hovenweep National Monument, about an hour west of Cortez, increased 38 percent in July and 18 percent in August.
Hovenweep National Monument features ancient Anasazi stone fort ruins while Crow Canyon Archaeological Centre allows visitors to watch and assist professional archaeologists at work.
Forty miles west of Cortez, across the Utah state line, they abandoned the flatbed truck at the bottom of a wild canyon near the Indian ruins of Hovenweep National Monument.
Park Service, welcoming visitors to Hovenweep National Monument in Utah.
Also nearby are the Crow Canyon and Chimney Rock Archaeological Areas and the Chaco Canyon, Hovenweep, Canyon de Chelly and Aztec Ruins National Monuments.