Hovenweep National monument is a 2 1/4 hr drive from Moab - worth every second. The energy here is undeniable. Even in mid-October, when Moab was stuffed to the brim with tourists; this place was a ghost town. *pun absolutely intended*
there are 6 groups of ancestral Puebloan villages and you get to hike through a beautiful canyon to explore all of them
leaves were still changing color.. gorgeous
impressive structures every where you look
I deemed this my favorite 'candy corn' rock ^😆
what an unbelievably gorgeous place to spend an afternoon ..
don't forget to check out Lowry Ruins if you are in this area.