Bears Ears National Monument, UT

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Bears Ears National Monument

A pair of towering buttes stand against beautiful scenery. The twin buttes are so distinctive that in each of the native languages of the region their name is the same: Hoon'Naqvut, Shash Jáa, Kwiyagatu Nukavachi, Ansh An Lashokdiwe, or in English: Bears Ears. 
Bears Ears National Monument* includes red rock, juniper forests, high plateau and an abundance of early human and Native American historical artifacts. The Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Hopi Nation and other tribes are extremely tied to this land. The area is open to visitors, but please review our travel advisory page

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

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Visitor Information

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. 

Itinerary

There's a lot to consider when traveling to Southeastern Utah, check out of Bears Ears Starter Kit itinerary.

Slideshow

  • Shash Jaa

    Shash Jaa

    The Bears Ears Buttes as seen from SR261

  • Wolf Man Panel

    Wolf Man Panel

  • A walk through the past.

    A walk through the past.

    The museum at Edge of the Cedars State Park

  • Edge of the Cedars

    Edge of the Cedars

  • Hotel Rock

    Hotel Rock

    Check in via human powered approach only.

  • A Cut and a Comb

    A Cut and a Comb

  • The Cave Towers

    The Cave Towers

  • The Cave Towers

    The Cave Towers

  • Comb Ridge

    Comb Ridge

  • House on Fire

    House on Fire

  • The Moki Dugway

    The Moki Dugway

  • Valley of the Gods

    Valley of the Gods

  • The River House Ruin

    The River House Ruin

More in the Area

This national monument is framed by Dark Canyon Wilderness and Beef Basin to the west, Comb Ridge on the east, the Grand Gulch Plateau and Cedar Mesa to the south and Indian Creek/Canyonlands National Park to the north.

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A pair of distinctive, towering buttes stand against beautiful scenery. We call them "Bears Ears." With the help of local expertise, respectfully explore ancestral cliff dwellings and massive natural bridges in a fascinating desert ecosystem.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Edge of the Cedars State Park
  • Ancestral Puebloan Dwellings
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Natural Bridges National Monument

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