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: October 10-13, 2019


Day 1: Thursday, October 10

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

Day 2: Friday, October 11

  • Breakfast at the hotel and Drive to Bluff
  • Orientation at Bears Ears Visitor’s Center
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Hike on Comb Ridge
  • Dinner at Cottonwood Steakhouse, meet with Friends Groups
  • Stay LaPosada Pintada, our homebase for the trip

Day 3: Saturday, October 12

  • Day-long tour of Bears Ears National Monument
  • End the day overlooking the desert sunset on Muley Point

Day 4: Sunday, October 13

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


Trip Dates: October 10-13, 2019

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

We hope you can join us!


October 10, 2019 at 4:00pm - October 14, 2019, 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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