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Hello, Hovenweep

Hovenweep National Monument inspires speculation about the ancients who built it

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Mike Sanders of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, hopes to make another visit to Hovenweep National Monument.
Mike Sanders and Terry Eastoe of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, hope to make another visit to Hovenweep National Monument. — Marie Milner photo

Who?

Terry Eastoe and Mike Sanders of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

What are you driving?

It’s a 33-½-foot 2008 Damon Daybreak Class A motorhome.

What’s been a trip highlight this summer?

Well, the Washington coast was wonderful in August this year—not too crowded on the roads or in the campgrounds. And we discovered a fascinating place called Hovenweep National Monument, which straddles the Colorado-Utah border in the southern portion of those states. It’s the standing ruins of a group of ancient villages that were built about 800 years ago. It’s amazing.

Note: In July 2014 Hovenweep was designated an International Dark Sky Park. It is situated 68 kilometres (42 miles) from Cortez, Colorado and 72 kilometres (45 miles) from Blanding, Utah. 
 

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