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Bears Ears National Monument

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272 mi 438 km of trail 6 Runs

Gems 4 Gems Easy Trails 12 Trails Intermediate Trails 26 Trails Hard Trails 10 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

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Gems in Bears Ears National Monument - 4

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gem Favorite Inside the Moon House Ruins.

Moon House Ruin

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

House on Fire Ruin

(8) Blanding, UT
gem Favorite Grinding stone at the Junction Ruin.

Junction Ruins

(6) Blanding, UT
gem Favorite Pictograph of a speared antelope... or something.

Turkey Pen Ruin

(4) Blanding, UT

Runs in Bears Ears National Monument - 6

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Favorite Inside the Moon House Ruins.
Intermediate

Moon House Ruins

4.6 mi 7.4 km • Loop • 497 ft Ascent 151.59 m Ascent

(7) Blanding, UT
Favorite Owl Creek Canyon remains beautiful after the second major pour-off.
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 Mule Canyon ruins.
Intermediate

House on Fire Ruins

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

(11) 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 • 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 Beautiful canyon leading to Anasazi ruins.
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 - 42

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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
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
21.9 mi 35.2 km Monticello, UT
2.8 mi 4.5 km #3West Rim Trail
Easy
Moab, UT
Easy
2.8 mi 4.5 km Moab, UT
3.5 mi 5.7 km #4Posey Canyon Trail (166)
Difficult
Blanding, UT
Difficult
3.5 mi 5.7 km Blanding, UT
7.1 mi 11.4 km #5Bullet Canyon Trail
Difficult
Blanding, UT
Difficult
7.1 mi 11.4 km Blanding, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #6Moon House Trail
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
0.6 mi 0.9 km Blanding, UT
14.3 mi 22.9 km #7Kane Gulch Trail
Difficult
Blanding, UT
Difficult
14.3 mi 22.9 km Blanding, UT
7.0 mi 11.2 km #8Hammond Canyon (012)
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
7.0 mi 11.2 km Blanding, UT
3.1 mi 5.1 km #9Government Trail
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
3.1 mi 5.1 km Blanding, UT
13.2 mi 21.2 km #10Dark Canyon West Trail (006)
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
13.2 mi 21.2 km Blanding, UT
1.8 mi 3.0 km #11Collins Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
1.8 mi 3.0 km Blanding, UT
5.4 mi 8.7 km #12Skyline Trail (015)
Difficult
Monticello, UT
Difficult
5.4 mi 8.7 km Monticello, UT
16.3 mi 26.3 km #13Fish Canyon
Difficult
Blanding, UT
Difficult
16.3 mi 26.3 km Blanding, UT
0.1 mi 0.1 km #14Moki Dugout Lookout
Easy
Blanding, UT
Easy
0.1 mi 0.1 km Blanding, UT
15.4 mi 24.8 km #15Woodenshoe Trail (165)
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
15.4 mi 24.8 km Blanding, UT
7.1 mi 11.4 km #16Lower Indian Creek Trail (021)
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
7.1 mi 11.4 km Monticello, UT
5.0 mi 8.0 km #17Arch Canyon Trail (002)
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
5.0 mi 8.0 km Blanding, UT
5.3 mi 8.5 km #18Peavine Canyon Trail (157)
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
5.3 mi 8.5 km Blanding, UT
5.0 mi 8.1 km #19Dark Canyon East Trail (006)
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
5.0 mi 8.1 km Blanding, UT
9.3 mi 15.0 km #20West Rim Texas Canyon
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
9.3 mi 15.0 km Blanding, UT

Photos of Bears Ears National Monument - 85

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Colorado River Gooseneck
Mar 30, 2020 near Moab, UT
Inside the Moon House Ruins.
Nov 10, 2016 near Blanding, UT
What a beautiful canyon to explore!
Nov 10, 2016 near Blanding, UT
This is the slickrock chute leading to the canyon floor.
May 29, 2017 near Blanding, UT
Enjoy a panoramic view from the alcove harboring Perfect Kiva.
May 29, 2017 near Blanding, UT
Beautiful canyon leading to Anasazi ruins.
Oct 5, 2016 near Blanding, UT
A beautiful canyon near Moon House ruin.
Oct 24, 2016 near Blanding, UT
A nice section of Posey Trail.
Oct 6, 2016 near Blanding, UT

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