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Bears Ears National Monument

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For preliminary information regarding the designation of this area as a National Monument, please refer to the United States Forest Service Bears Ears Fact Sheet (471 KB PDF).

Visiting Tips

Please Respect and Protect archaeological sites: Stay on trail, help prevent damage. Don’t move artifacts, let everyone enjoy the discovery. Stay out of ancient buildings and off walls, they are fragile! Report looting and vandalism: 1 800 722 3998

Gems in Bears Ears National Monument - 4

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gem Favorite House on Fire Ruins.

House on Fire Ruin

(9) Blanding, UT
gem Favorite Moon House ruins with the Hiking Project Team.

Moon House Ruin

(3) Blanding, UT
gem Favorite Looking up at the upper, inaccessible Junction Ruins

Junction Ruins

(6) Blanding, UT
gem Favorite The amazing Turkey Pen is still standing hundreds years later.

Turkey Pen Ruin

(4) Blanding, UT

Recommended Routes in Bears Ears National Monument - 6

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Favorite Moon House ruins with the Hiking Project Team.
Intermediate

Moon House Ruins

4.6 mi 7.4 km 497' Up 151.59 m Up 497' Down 151.56 m Down

Blanding, UT
Favorite House on Fire Ruins.
Easy/Intermediate

House on Fire Ruins

2.0 mi 3.2 km 52' Up 15.81 m Up 52' Down 15.77 m Down

Blanding, UT
Favorite Above Large Pool in Owl Canyon
Difficult

Fish and Owl Canyon Loop Route

17.1 mi 27.5 km 1,992' Up 607.16 m Up 1,995' Down 608.12 m Down

Blanding, UT
Favorite Domes of the Navajo Sandstone peek out from behind the canyon walls.
Intermediate

The Narrows of Grand Gulch

4.2 mi 6.7 km 372' Up 113.4 m Up 372' Down 113.51 m Down

Blanding, UT
Favorite Looking up at the upper, inaccessible Junction Ruins
Difficult

Kane Gulch to Junction & Turkey Pen Ruins

9.4 mi 15.1 km 1,249' Up 380.68 m Up 1,249' Down 380.84 m Down

Blanding, UT
Favorite A nice section of Posey Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hammond Canyon to Posey Canyon

10.5 mi 16.9 km 2,482' Up 756.51 m Up 2,186' Down 666.3 m Down

Blanding, UT

Bears Ears National Monument Hiking

  • 320 Miles 515 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 12 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 27 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Bears Ears National Monument - 42

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0.2 mi 0.3 km #1Perfect Kiva
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
21.9 mi 35.2 km #2Salt Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Monticello, UT
2.8 mi 4.5 km #3West Rim Trail
Easy
Moab, UT
Easy
Moab, UT
3.5 mi 5.7 km #4Posey Canyon Trail (166)
Intermediate/Difficult
Blanding, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Blanding, UT
7.1 mi 11.4 km #5Bullet Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Blanding, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Blanding, UT
14.3 mi 22.9 km #6Kane Gulch Trail
Difficult
Blanding, UT
Difficult
Blanding, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #7Moon House Trail
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
7.0 mi 11.2 km #8Hammond Canyon (012)
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
13.2 mi 21.2 km #9Dark Canyon West Trail (006)
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
3.1 mi 5.1 km #10Government Trail
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
Blanding, UT

Photos of Bears Ears National Monument - 87

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Moon House ruins with the Hiking Project Team.
Oct 5, 2016 near Blanding, UT
Looking up at the upper, inaccessible Junction Ruins
Oct 5, 2016 near Blanding, UT
Colorado River Gooseneck
Mar 30, 2020 near Moab, UT
Trekking back to the main ruin.
Oct 5, 2016 near Blanding, UT
Descending the canyon to access the ruins.
Oct 5, 2016 near Blanding, UT
Inside the Moon House Ruins.
Nov 10, 2016 near Blanding, UT
What a beautiful canyon to explore!
Nov 10, 2016 near Blanding, UT
A beautiful canyon near Moon House ruin.
Oct 24, 2016 near Blanding, UT