Hovenweep Sunset & Sunrise

Saturday – Sunday, May 21-22, 2011

After spending much of the day exploring Montezuma Canyon I headed over the border into Colorado and found a campsite in the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. Then I made my way over to the Holly Group of Hovenweep National Monument.

Holly House and Boulder House near the head of the canyon.

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Holly by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A closer look at the Holly House.

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Holly House by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

After spending some time at the Holly Group I made my way over to Little Ruin Canyon so that I could photograph the Hovenweep Castle at sunset. The biting gnats and other bugs were terrible while I waited for the sun to go down.

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Hovenweep Castle Sunset by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Once the sun was down I headed back to camp for the night. I had wanted to try some star trails this evening, but was too tired to stay up…especially since I was planning on heading back to Little Ruin Canyon for sunrise.

The Twin Towers at sunrise.

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Twin Towers by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

The Eroded Boulder House and Rim Rock House.

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Eroded Boulder House by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Once the sun was up, I left Hovenweep and started on my way home. Of course, I would be making a few more stops on the way.

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