Shash Jaa, UT

January Averages
H 44°    L 20° temperatures in °F
.74 precipation in inches

Shash Jaa, UT

February Averages
H 53°    L 26° temperatures in °F
.68 precipation in inches

Shash Jaa, UT

March Averages
H 63°    L 32° temperatures in °F
.56 precipation in inches

Shash Jaa, UT

April Averages
H 72°    L 39° temperatures in °F
.5 precipation in inches

Shash Jaa, UT

May Averages
H 82°    L 48° temperatures in °F
.49 precipation in inches

Shash Jaa, UT

June Averages
H 92°    L 55° temperatures in °F
.19 precipation in inches

Shash Jaa, UT

July Averages
H 97°    L 63° temperatures in °F
.07 precipation in inches

Shash Jaa, UT

August Averages
H 93°    L 62° temperatures in °F
.84 precipation in inches

Shash Jaa, UT

September Averages
H 85°    L 52° temperatures in °F
.9 precipation in inches

Shash Jaa, UT

October Averages
H 71°    L 38° temperatures in °F
.85 precipation in inches

Shash Jaa, UT

November Averages
H 56°    L 28° temperatures in °F
.69 precipation in inches

Shash Jaa, UT

December Averages
H 44°    L 20° temperatures in °F
.65 precipation in inches

Shash Jaa

Shash Jaa, a unit of Bears Ears National Monument, covers 129,980 acres of red rock that encompasses fascinating geologic features, juniper forests, cultural, historic and prehistoric legacy that includes an abundance of early human and Native American historical artifacts left behind by early Clovis people, then later Ancestral Puebloans, Fremont culture and others. Perhaps of greatest modern interest are the remnants of incredible cliff dwellings, some in remarkably good condition even after hundreds of years of vacancy.

Things to See

Bears Ears Buttes
The Bears Ears formation is most commonly appreciated from afar as they are set back in rising topography of the Manti-La Sal National Forest and the road leading closest to them, Elk Ridge Road, is not suitable for most vehicles. The best place to see the iconic view of the Bears Ears is from State Route 261 traveling north towards Highway 95.  

Cliff Dwellings
Cliff dwellings are the most popular sites in the area. Built with stone and adobe mortar into the sides of mesas, mountains and caves, these structures were used as protection as well as to store grains and seeds for later use. This area is collectively part of the Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway.

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