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Hike the Ruins of Hovenweep National Monument

Montezuma Creek, Utah

4.7
2 mi / 80 ft gain

Ruins Trail to Holly Pueblo, Horseshoe Pueblo, and Hackberry Pueblo Trail

Montezuma Creek, Utah

12.54 mi / 971 ft gain

Hovenweep Ruins Trail

Montezuma Creek, Utah

1.62 mi / 118 ft gain

Holly Group Trail

Pleasant View, Colorado

0.77 mi / 105 ft gain

Painted Hand Pueblo Trail

Pleasant View, Colorado

0.56 mi / 75 ft gain

Hike Sand Canyon in Canyons of the Ancients

Cortez, Colorado

5.0
13 mi / 1390 ft gain

Sand Canyon to East Rock Creek Trail to Rock Creek Trail Loop

Cortez, Colorado

11.66 mi / 1293 ft gain

Sand Canyon Trail

Cortez, Colorado

12.36 mi / 2310 ft gain

Explore Sand Canyon Pueblo

Cortez, Colorado

0.8 mi

Places to stay

Sand Island Group Sites

Bluff, Utah

Sand Island Group Sites

Mcphee Recreation Complex

Dolores, Colorado

Mcphee Recreation Complex

Far View Lodge

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Far View Lodge

From $129 / night

Devils Canyon

Monticello, Utah

Devils Canyon

House Creek

Dolores, Colorado

House Creek

Morefield Campground

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Morefield Campground

From $33 / night

Guides and stories

Visiting Old Friends

Visiting Old Friends

Sarah Ortegon

Beautiful Lodging in America’s Most Unique National Park

Beautiful Lodging in America’s Most Unique National Park

The Outbound Collective

10 Photos of Mesa Verde National Park's Stunning Landscape

10 Photos of Mesa Verde National Park's Stunning Landscape

The Outbound Collective

Why You Should Explore These Incredible Cliff Dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park

Why You Should Explore These Incredible Cliff Dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park

Christin Healey

6 Amazing Adventures in Mesa Verde National Park

6 Amazing Adventures in Mesa Verde National Park

Haley Baker

How Do You Find Balance between Being in the Moment or Behind the Lens?

How Do You Find Balance between Being in the Moment or Behind the Lens?

Jonathan Ronzio

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