Hovenweep: Hackberry/Holly

Scout Route
4/5 (2 reviews)

Every trail guide in full detail for $0.80/week*

Get access to thousands of Trails Offroad™ Trail Guides with
  • Detailed Waypoints
  • Photos and video on the trail
  • Comprehensive list of concerns
  • Community trail reviews
  • PLUS Trails Offroad™ Scout Routes
Check out a nearby All-Access Preview trail guide:
*Billed annually at $39.99/year
Hero: Hovenweep: Hackberry/Holly
small-sr Icon
Hovenweep is a collection of stone masonry great houses built between 1200 and 600 years ago. A dirt road accesses the Hackberry and Holly areas. A spur leads out to a short hike to Hackberry Spring. Short hikes are required to reach the ruins. The Hackberry cluster of ruins is a short hike from the first marked trailhead. The Holly ruins are at the end of the trail. Accessing the Holly trailhead parking lot requires decent clearance over several rock ledges. Lower clearance vehicles can park a short distance away. There are two campsites along the trail. Both are relatively small and not very level. The quality of the masonry and architecture of the surviving ruins is impressive. Enjoy, but never touch these historical relics.