Hovenweep National Monument

Hovenweep National Monument

Just For Kids

Park Fun

The archeology of Hovenweep delights kids as much as adults. The Square Tower Group Trail is fun for all ages. Be sure to pick up a trail guide at the visitor center and plan on spending at least 1.5 hours hiking the loop.

Kids also enjoy interpretive talks where they might learn how to play the indian flute, how to use an atlatl, or how lizards survive at Hovenweep. Programs and times vary. Call or check at the visitor center for current listings. Large groups may schedule special interpretive activities by contacting the park in advance.

Junior Ranger Program

Along with family-oriented interpretive talks, Hovenweep has a Junior Ranger Program suitable for ages 6 to 11. The program introduces children to the cultural history of the area and their role in preserving special places like Hovenweep. The free booklet includes several fun activities that kids can complete while they explore the Square Tower Group. Booklets are available at the visitor center. Hovenweep also has a free activity sheet for children 5 and under.