Hand Painted Pueblo, Hovenweep National Monument

These are the remains of a small pueblo village site inside Hovenweep National Monument and surrounded by the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.

The pueblo was probably built in the 1200s by Ancestral Puebloans (Anazasi).  This tower is along the side of a canyon and completely below the rim.  We couldn’t see it until we were close.  It is an interesting and special place.

Photos are from 2005.

The Hand Painted Pueblo. The Hand Painted Pue...
I hiked around before dropping down to see it up close. I hiked around befor...
Micah rests at the entrance. Micah rests at the e...
Looking inside the remains of the tower. Looking inside the r...
Very faint hand prints on the rock give the pueblo its name.  Pigment was probably blown from a tube onto their hand to make the outline. Very faint hand prin...
Alysia explores more of the ruins.  We found a few others besides the main tower here. Alysia explores more...
The tower is in the middle. The tower is in the ...


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