Bears Ears Education Center
Before visiting the Bears Ears National Monument, be sure to come to the Bears Ears Education Center.
The Bears Ears Education Center provides visitors with information on where to go and what to see in Bears Easrs National Monument and surrounding areas. You an also learn tips on how to ‘Visit with Respect’ to preserve the important natural and cultural landscape of southeast Utah.
Staffed with knowledgeable volunteers, the center aims to provide hikers, backpackers, paddlers, climbers and other adventurers with information, educational exhibits, and free maps. The center also has a gift shop that sells memorabilia, books and limited equipment.
To learn more about Bears Ears National Monument and how to Visit with Respect, go bearsearsmonument.org.
The education center also features information on the archaeology of the area, the creation and history of Bears Ears National Monument, and its importance to Tribes and Pueblos. The Bears Ears Education Center is currently expanding to include a collaborative Tribal exhibit driven by the five Tribes and Pueblos of the Bears Ears Intertribal Coalition. Also coming soon, visitors will be able to experience remote back country sites through virtual reality simulations that simultaneously teach the best practices for visiting these sensitive and fragile spaces.
Location: 567 W Main Street in Bluff, Utah.
Hours: The center is open from March through November. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Thursday through Monday.