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Bears Ears National Monument

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80 mi 129 km of trail 2 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 2 Trails Intermediate Trails 6 Trails Hard Trails 6 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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Recommended Routes in Bears Ears National Monument - 2

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Favorite This is what your Lockhart Basin support vehicle has to be able to do. 
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Photo credit: Bret Edge Photography, www.bretedge.com
Intermediate

Lockhart Basin

44.3 mi 71.3 km 2,366' Up 721.05 m Up 2,520' Down 768.03 m Down

Moab, UT
Favorite Cranking up a particularly steep section of the Hotel Rock Trail.
Difficult

Hotel Rock

13.6 mi 21.8 km 1,380' Up 420.49 m Up 1,379' Down 420.47 m Down

Blanding, UT

Trails in Bears Ears National Monument - 12

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17.0 mi 27.3 km #1Valley of the Gods Jeep Road
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
11.5 mi 18.5 km #2Peavine Corridor Jeep Road (089)
Intermediate/Difficult
Blanding, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Blanding, UT
3.9 mi 6.3 km #3Hotel Rock Trail
Very Difficult
Blanding, UT
Very Difficult
Blanding, UT
5.1 mi 8.3 km #4Shay Ridge Trail (162)
Difficult
Monticello, UT
Difficult
Monticello, UT
7.1 mi 11.4 km #5Lower Indian Creek Trail (021)
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
5.2 mi 8.4 km #6Comb Wash Road
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
10.2 mi 16.5 km #7Vega Creek Trail (164)
Easy/Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Monticello, UT
4.6 mi 7.5 km #8Chicken Corners Jeep Road
Difficult
Moab, UT
Difficult
Moab, UT
5.5 mi 8.9 km #9Lockhart Canyon
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
Moab, UT
5.1 mi 8.2 km #10Chimney Park / Horse Flat Trail (010)
Difficult
Blanding, UT
Difficult
Blanding, UT
3.2 mi 5.2 km #11Gooseberry Trail (445)
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
1.8 mi 2.8 km #12Reservoir Canyon Trail (008)
Difficult
Monticello, UT
Difficult
Monticello, UT

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Valley of the Gods.
Oct 21, 2016 near Blanding, UT
This is what your Lockhart Basin support vehicle has to be able to do. 
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Photo credit: Bret Edge Photography, www.bretedge.com
Dec 12, 2013 near Moab, UT
Cranking up a particularly steep section of the Hotel Rock Trail.
Oct 19, 2016 near Blanding, UT
The aspens are beautiful on this trail.
Oct 5, 2016 near Monticello, UT
Colorado River Gooseneck
Nov 14, 2019 near Moab, UT
The early part of this ride is mellow, but gets much more technical on day 2.
May 29, 2014 near Moab, UT
Looking north towards Canyonlands National Park.
Feb 12, 2018 near Moab, UT
Looking north towards Canyonlands National Park.
Feb 12, 2018 near Moab, UT