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Bears Ears National Monument

Bears Ears formation - Photo by Bob Wick, BLM

Spectacular Cultural and Natural Treasures

Bears Ears National Monument is home to some of Utah's most outstanding cultural, recreational and natural resources. Opportunities to experience these resources abound. The area is famous for its rock art sites, ancient structures, rock climbing areas, solitude and outstanding views for photography.

  Plan Your Visit

Official<br />Bears Ears National Monument map

There is no visitor center within the Bears Ears National Monument. Visit or contact area information centers and agencies for information (see list below).

No fuel, water, food, and other services are available within the monument. Supplies are available in nearby communities: Monticello, Blanding, Mexican Hat or Bluff, Utah. No fees are required to enter. However, fees are charged for permits required for day and overnight trips in these Cedar Mesa area canyons and their tributaries: Grand Gulch, Slickhorn Canyon, Fish Canyon, Owl Canyon, North and South Forks of Mule Canyon, Road Canyon, and Lime Creek.  The upper elevations of the Shash Jaa Unit  near the Bears Ears formation are managed by the Forest Service and are usually covered by snow from November – April.

 Official Bears Ears National Monument map. Click to see full size.

Things to Know

• These are remote areas so come prepared by carrying lots of water and supplies.
• Don’t rely on your cell phone. Cell coverage outside established towns may be poor or unavailable.
• GPS navigation may not be reliable. Carry a map of the area with you.
• Many of the unpaved roads in the area require 4WD with high clearance. All vehicles must stay on designated roads.
• Remember to #RespectandProtect our natural, historical, and cultural resources.

 Bears Ears National Monument is composed of two separate units

Indian Creek Unit
Shash Jaa Unit


Bears Ears FAQs
Where to Find Bears Ears National Monument Information


The Bears Ears National Monument is jointly managed by:

Bureau of Land ManagementBureau of Land Management (BLM) Monticello Field Office
365 North Main | Monticello, UT | 435-259-2100 

U.S. Forest ServiceForest Service, Monticello Ranger District
432 E Center Street | Monticello, UT | 435-587-2041 or 435-259-7155