35 miles NE of Bluff; 122 miles S of Moab; 366 miles SE of Salt Lake City; 42 miles W of Cortez, Colorado
Located along the Colorado-Utah border, Hovenweep contains six separate sites with some of the most striking (and most isolated) archaeological sites in the Four Corners area. These include castlelike towers, cliff dwellings, a kiva (a circular underground ceremonial chamber), stone rooms, walls, and petroglyphs. Hovenweep is the Ute word for "deserted valley," appropriate because its inhabitants apparently left around 1300.
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