Join the Conservation Lands Foundation as we explore the desert bluffs, slot canyons, archaeology and cultural connections of southern Utah's Bears Ears National Monument. At the center of the current Administration's attack on America's public lands, this is a rare opportunity to meet groups on the ground, talk to grassroots advocates and get an inside look at what we're fighting to protect in this iconic national monument.

Bears Ears National Monument draws people from around the world to experience the highest density of Ancestral Puebloan cliff ruins and rock art in the nation. This is one of the most incredible natural settings in the West with miles of spectacular canyons lined with cliffs cut across the mesa. Some ruins are perched high on ledges and under overhangs.

This region is sacred to many Native American tribes, including the Navajo, Hopi, Ute, Pueblo, Hualapai and Apache peoples, who trace their ancestry to those who built the dwellings and created the rock art that still grace these lands. Together, we will strike out on day-long adventures with local guides who will lead us in exploring the dramatic scenery, unique wildlife and irreplaceable cultural sites that fill the Bears Ears cultural landscape. 

Trip Dates: May 14-17, 2020


Day 1: Thursday, May 14

  • Arrive in Durango 
  • Dinner with Conservation Lands Foundation
  • Stay at the Historic Strater Hotel, birthplace of the Antiquities Act

Day 2: Friday, May 15

  • Breakfast at the hotel and Drive to Bluff
  • Orientation at Bears Ears Visitor’s Center 
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Hike on Comb Ridge
  • Dinner in Bluff with local partners
  • Stay LaPosada Pintada, our home-base for the trip

Day 3: Saturday, May 16

  • Day-long tour of Bears Ears National Monument 
    • hike in the morning to Monarch Cave or Wolfman Panel
    • hike in the afternoon to the Citadel
  • End the day overlooking the desert sunset on Muley Point
  • Dinner in Bluff with local partners

Day 4: Sunday, May 17

  • Breakfast in Bluff
  • Morning hike and return to Durango by late afternoon


Trip Dates: May 14-17, 2020

Trip Cost: $1,600 single/$1,200 double occupancy

RSVP below to join the adventure and be taken to the trip payment page. A non-refundable $500 deposit is due upon registration, full payment due 30 days prior to trip date. 

Refund policy: Life happens and plans can change. The Conservation Lands Foundation offers a full refund (minus deposit) for trip cancellations 30 days prior to trip date and 50% refund 14 days prior. Cancellations less than 14 days before trip date cannot be refunded, though your deposit can always be applied toward a future trip. 


Please contact Beth Poole at [email protected] or 970-247-0807 x108. 


May 14, 2020 at 4:00pm - May 18, 2020, Mountain Time


Bears Ears National Monument
South East Utah
Bluff, Utah 84512
United States
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Beth Poole · · 970-247-0807 x108

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