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269 mi 433 km of trail 6 Featured Hikes

Gems 4 Gems Easy Trails 26 Trails Intermediate Trails 18 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails

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

Areas Within Bears Ears National Monument

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Gems in Bears Ears National Monument - 4

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gem Favorite Moon House ruins with the Hiking Project Team.

Moon House Ruin

(3) Blanding, UT
gem Favorite House on Fire Ruins.

House on Fire Ruin

(8) 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

Featured Hikes 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 • Loop • 497 ft Ascent 151.59 m Ascent

(7) Blanding, UT
Favorite Above Large Pool in Owl Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult

Fish and Owl Canyon Loop Route

17.1 mi 27.5 km • Loop • 1,992 ft Ascent 607.16 m Ascent

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

House on Fire Ruins

2.0 mi 3.2 km • Out and Back • 52 ft Ascent 15.81 m Ascent

(10) Blanding, UT
Favorite Domes of the Navajo Sandstone peek out from behind the canyon walls.
Easy/Intermediate

The Narrows of Grand Gulch

4.2 mi 6.7 km • Loop • 372 ft Ascent 113.4 m Ascent

(1) Blanding, UT
Favorite A nice section of Posey Trail.
Intermediate

Hammond Canyon to Posey Canyon

10.5 mi 16.9 km • Point to Point • 2,482 ft Ascent 756.51 m Ascent

(5) Blanding, UT
Favorite Looking up at the upper, inaccessible Junction Ruins
Intermediate/Difficult

Kane Gulch to Junction & Turkey Pen Ruins

9.4 mi 15.1 km • Loop • 1,249 ft Ascent 380.68 m Ascent

(3) Blanding, UT

Trails in Bears Ears National Monument - 41

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0.2 mi 0.3 km #1Perfect Kiva
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.3 km Blanding, UT
21.9 mi 35.2 km #2Salt Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Easy/Intermediate
21.9 mi 35.2 km Monticello, UT
3.5 mi 5.7 km #3Posey Canyon Trail (166)
Intermediate/Difficult
Blanding, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
3.5 mi 5.7 km Blanding, UT
7.1 mi 11.4 km #4Bullet Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Blanding, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
7.1 mi 11.4 km Blanding, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #5Moon House Trail
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
0.6 mi 0.9 km Blanding, UT
14.3 mi 22.9 km #6Kane Gulch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Blanding, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
14.3 mi 22.9 km Blanding, UT
7.0 mi 11.2 km #7Hammond Canyon (012)
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
7.0 mi 11.2 km Blanding, UT
3.1 mi 5.1 km #8Government Trail
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
3.1 mi 5.1 km Blanding, UT
13.2 mi 21.2 km #9Dark Canyon West Trail (006)
Easy/Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Easy/Intermediate
13.2 mi 21.2 km Blanding, UT
1.8 mi 3.0 km #10Collins Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
1.8 mi 3.0 km Blanding, UT
5.4 mi 8.7 km #11Skyline Trail (015)
Difficult
Monticello, UT
Difficult
5.4 mi 8.7 km Monticello, UT
16.3 mi 26.3 km #12Fish Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult
Blanding, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
16.3 mi 26.3 km Blanding, UT
0.1 mi 0.1 km #13Moki Dugout Lookout
Easy
Blanding, UT
Easy
0.1 mi 0.1 km Blanding, UT
15.4 mi 24.8 km #14Woodenshoe Trail (165)
Easy/Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Easy/Intermediate
15.4 mi 24.8 km Blanding, UT
7.1 mi 11.4 km #15Lower Indian Creek Trail (021)
Easy/Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Easy/Intermediate
7.1 mi 11.4 km Monticello, UT
5.0 mi 8.0 km #16Arch Canyon Trail (002)
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
5.0 mi 8.0 km Blanding, UT
5.3 mi 8.5 km #17Peavine Canyon Trail (157)
Easy/Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Easy/Intermediate
5.3 mi 8.5 km Blanding, UT
5.0 mi 8.1 km #18Dark Canyon East Trail (006)
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
5.0 mi 8.1 km Blanding, UT
9.3 mi 15.0 km #19West Rim Texas Canyon
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
9.3 mi 15.0 km Blanding, UT
10.4 mi 16.8 km #20Peavine Corridor Road (089)
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
10.4 mi 16.8 km Blanding, UT

Photos of Bears Ears National Monument - 82

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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
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
The view down to the Colorado River from Dead Horse Point (wife for scale).
Jul 24, 2019 near Moab, UT
Above Large Pool in Owl Canyon
Apr 2, 2018 near Blanding, UT

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