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Bears Ears National Monument

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269 mi 433 km of trail 6 Featured Runs

Gems 4 Gems Easy Trails 27 Trails Intermediate Trails 17 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

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Gems in Bears Ears National Monument - 4

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Favorite Inside the Moon House Ruins.

Moon House Ruins

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

Singletrack Blanding, UT

( 7 )
Favorite Owl Creek Canyon remains beautiful after the second major pour-off.

Fish and Owl Canyon Loop Route

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

Singletrack Blanding, UT

( 8 )
Favorite Domes of the Navajo Sandstone peek out from behind the canyon walls.

The Narrows of Grand Gulch

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

Singletrack Blanding, UT

( 1 )
Favorite Mule Canyon ruins.

House on Fire Ruins

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

Singletrack Blanding, UT

( 9 )
Favorite A nice section of Posey Trail.

Hammond Canyon to Posey Canyon

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

Singletrack Blanding, UT

( 5 )
Favorite Beautiful canyon leading to Anasazi ruins.

Kane Gulch to Junction & Turkey Pen Ruins

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

Singletrack Blanding, UT

( 3 )

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0.2 mi 0.3 km #1 Perfect Kiva
Blanding, UT
0.2 mi 0.3 km Blanding, UT
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21.9 mi 35.2 km #2 Salt Creek Trail
Monticello, UT
21.9 mi 35.2 km Monticello, UT
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3.5 mi 5.7 km #3 Posey Canyon Trail (166)
Blanding, UT
3.5 mi 5.7 km Blanding, UT
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7.1 mi 11.4 km #4 Bullet Canyon Trail
Blanding, UT
7.1 mi 11.4 km Blanding, UT
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Mostly Dry - Amazing area. Bullet Canyon TH to Bullet-Grand Gulch junction is in decent condition, slightly overgrown in areas but fairly easy to navigate. Trail is poorly marked, use caution to maintain the trail and keep from creating new paths.
48 days ago
0.6 mi 0.9 km #5 Moon House Trail
Blanding, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km Blanding, UT
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14.3 mi 22.9 km #6 Kane Gulch Trail
Blanding, UT
14.3 mi 22.9 km Blanding, UT
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry - Awesome secenary and amazing history. Trail is poorly maintained from Junction Ruins to Bullet Junction. Mostly overgrown and route finding is a must.
48 days ago
7.0 mi 11.2 km #7 Hammond Canyon (012)
Blanding, UT
7.0 mi 11.2 km Blanding, UT
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3.1 mi 5.1 km #8 Government Trail
Blanding, UT
3.1 mi 5.1 km Blanding, UT
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13.2 mi 21.2 km #9 Dark Canyon West Trail (006)
Blanding, UT
13.2 mi 21.2 km Blanding, UT
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1.8 mi 3.0 km #10 Collins Canyon Trail
Blanding, UT
1.8 mi 3.0 km Blanding, UT
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5.4 mi 8.7 km #11 Skyline Trail (015)
Monticello, UT
5.4 mi 8.7 km Monticello, UT
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0.1 mi 0.1 km #12 Moki Dugout Lookout
Blanding, UT
0.1 mi 0.1 km Blanding, UT
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15.4 mi 24.8 km #13 Woodenshoe Trail (165)
Blanding, UT
15.4 mi 24.8 km Blanding, UT
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7.1 mi 11.4 km #14 Lower Indian Creek Trail (021)
Monticello, UT
7.1 mi 11.4 km Monticello, UT
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5.0 mi 8.0 km #15 Arch Canyon Trail (002)
Blanding, UT
5.0 mi 8.0 km Blanding, UT
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5.3 mi 8.5 km #16 Peavine Canyon Trail (157)
Blanding, UT
5.3 mi 8.5 km Blanding, UT
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5.0 mi 8.1 km #17 Dark Canyon East Trail (006)
Blanding, UT
5.0 mi 8.1 km Blanding, UT
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9.3 mi 15.0 km #18 West Rim Texas Canyon
Blanding, UT
9.3 mi 15.0 km Blanding, UT
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10.4 mi 16.8 km #19 Peavine Corridor Road (089)
Blanding, UT
10.4 mi 16.8 km Blanding, UT
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0.8 mi 1.4 km #20 Butts Canyon Trail (465)
Blanding, UT
0.8 mi 1.4 km Blanding, UT
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