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Bears Ears National Monument is a United States national monument located in San Juan County in southeastern Utah, established by President Barack Obama by presidential proclamation on December 28, 2016.
Bears Ears National Monument A pair of towering buttes stand against beautiful scenery. The twin buttes are so distinctive that in each of the native languages of the region their name is the same: Hoon'Naqvut, Shash Jáa, Kwiyagatu Nukavachi, Ansh An Lashokdiwe, or in English: Bears Ears.
The Bears Ears National Monument is the 12th national monument managed by the Forest Service; it is the fifth to be managed jointly by the Forest Service and BLM.
The Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah protects one of most significant cultural landscapes in the United States, with thousands of archaeological sites and important areas of spiritual significance. Bears Ears National Monument contains two units, the Shash Jáa unit and the Indian Creek unit.
Bears Ears National Monument is home to outstanding cultural, recreational and natural resources. Opportunities to experience these resources abound. The area is famous for its rock art sites, pueblo homes, rock climbing areas, San Juan river running, outstanding views for photography, camping areas, and designated routes.
Bears Ears National Monument. Bears Ears National Monument is a 1.35-million-acre preservation in southeastern Utah. This culturally rich and recreationally spectacular landscape is home to thousands of sacred Native American cultural sites as well as world class rock climbing, mountain biking and trail running.
Bears Ears has attracted controversy since President Obama announced in December 2016 that he would protect the 1.35 million-acre site in southeastern Utah as a national monument.
Official Bears Ears National Monument Visitors Map highlighting some of the many opportunities available to you when exploring the monument.
The 1.35-million acre Bears Ears National Monument protects a beautiful and rugged desert landscape. Here, canyons, mesas and rock formations that took thousands of years for the wind and elements to shape give way to open horizon in one of the most culturally significant landscapes in the nation.
Environmental and outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions. Two national monuments are no longer up for review, Interior says. Bears Ears is a national monument now but it will ...