Before you visit the Bears Ears National Monument, be sure to stop at the Bears Ears Education Center.
The Bears Ears Education Center provides visitors with information on where to go and what to see in Bears Ears National Monument and surrounding areas. You can also learn tips on how to ‘Visit with Respect’ to protect and 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 the Bears Ears National Monument and how to Visit with Respect, go to bearsearsmonument.org.
The education center also features information on the archaeology of the area, the creation, and history of the Monument, and it’s importance to Tribes and Pueblos. In fact, its currently expanding to include a collaborative Tribal exhibit driven by the five Tribes and Pueblos of the Bears Ears Inter tribal 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.
The Bears Ears Education Center is sponsored by Bears Ears Partnership.
Location: 567 W. Main Street in Bluff, Utah.
Hours: The center is open from March through November. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday.
Fees: None. Center is free of charge.