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Hovenweep National Monument, Utah by James Orndorf

Cochise County, Arizona, US

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Named from the Ute Indian word for ‘deserted valley’ Hovenweep National Monument is a set of six Ancestral Puebloan village ruins dating from AD 900-1300 on the Great Sage Plain where Utah and Colorado meet near the Four Corners.

Wonderfully remote and quiet (no cell phone coverage, no wi-fi, one paved road) the monument averages only around 25,000 visits a year and the majority of them only to the Square Tower Group built around Little Ruin Canyon.

Some photos and a little history: http://goo.gl/P9kElI