Bears Ears National Monument
Bears Ears Units
*Note: On December 4, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to redraw Bears Ears National Monument. The proposal introduces two new units in this area named, north to south, Indian Creek and Shash Jaa. The remaining acres of land that were covered by the original 2016 Bears Ears designation retain their existing level of federal protection.
Know Before You Go
Getting to Bears Ears
Drive time from:
- Salt Lake City International Airport — Five hours
- Moab — 75 minutes (Bluff, Blanding and Monticello are the closest cities)
- Monument Valley — 30 minutes
- Grand Junction Regional Airport, Colorado — Three hours
- Four Corners Monument — One hour
There is no official visitor center in the area, but these resources will help you prepare. Please read our travel advisory, and travel with care.
There's a lot to consider when traveling to Southeastern Utah, check out of Bears Ears Starter Kit itinerary.
The Bears Ears Buttes as seen from SR261
Wolf Man Panel
A walk through the past.
The museum at Edge of the Cedars State Park
Edge of the Cedars
Check in via human powered approach only.
A Cut and a Comb
The Cave Towers
The Cave Towers
House on Fire
The Moki Dugway
Valley of the Gods
The River House
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