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Posted: 09/11/19 03:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking for information on accessibility of RV's at Hovenweep National Monument. We would like to stop there as we travel from Moab to Cortez. I have a 30’ motorhome towing a toad on a tow dolly. Any experience or insight would be greatly appreciated.


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We've been there a couple of times. IIRC the parking lots will mostly be empty. This is a low visitation park. The park sites are widely separated too, there is no main site. Last time we base camped in Monticello UT and didn't drag the camper with us but I don't think you'll have a problem. Worse comes to worse you can leave the camper on the main road.


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Posted: 09/11/19 10:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Which side do you want to stay, Utah or Colorado? Utah as the most emptiest campground and the Colorado side has the most activities.


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Just to clarify. We just want to stop at the visitor center and see what is there as we Pass through on our way to stay at Cortez. Just looking to make sure there is plenty of room to park and turn around an RV in there visitor center parking area.

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Skline01 wrote:

Just to clarify. We just want to stop at the visitor center and see what is there as we Pass through on our way to stay at Cortez. Just looking to make sure there is plenty of room to park and turn around an RV in there visitor center parking area.


We were there during the off season several years ago. Hovenweep is not a heavily visited place. We were not towing when we were there, but I remember a large, paved parking area. You should have no issues. A fascinating place...like a small, diminutive Mesa Verde except it is “above ground”.


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As has been said, it isn't a very busy place and there is plenty of room to turn around.
Not all the campground sites are appropriate for larger RV's, but there are a few.
In the unlikely event you didn't get a site large enough for your rig, you could just park at the visitor center or along the road.
Great, quiet, place to spend a couple days.
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Posted: 09/12/19 09:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it's just a day visit to the Monument, there is RV parking at the visitor's center. If you can't get a open spot (usually due to some inconsiderate passenger vehicle taking the entire spot) just go up past the Monument to the campground and use one of those spots since you won't be there very long. You can be a nice person and pay the $7 camping fee and consider it a donation.

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Hi there! You can always use Public Parking Near Me apps in order not to get in trouble. Hope this helps

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In the Google Maps Sat view, I see 3 pull through RV slots in the Visitor Center parkinglot.

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Thanks to all who responded. As always I can count on my fellow RV'ers to come through. [emoticon]

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