Hovenweep National Monument


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

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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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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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.
Hovenweep National Monument, at Utah's southeast corner, is a much more low-key experience of Pueblo culture.
An oil pump beyond the borders of Hovenweep National Monument in Utah reverberates like a distant drum through the park.