Comb Ridge and Abajos in Warm Twilight Large

Bears Ears Partnership leads on the ground site conservation, education, stewardship and research programs to protect and build respect for the greater Bears Ears cultural landscape.

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Visit With Respect

Cultural sites are sacred to Indigenous peoples and integral to American history. By treading softly and leaving things as we find them, we show respect for those who came before us and those who will visit after us.

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Bears Ears Education Center

The Bears Ears Education Center is a community-powered space that aims to equip hikers, backpackers, paddlers, climbers and other visitors with tips and resources on how to visit the public lands of San Juan County and Bears Ears National Monument with respect.


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Bears Ears National Monument offers a wealth to do and see, including camping, hiking and scenic drives.  Learn how to visit with respect on foot, on wheels and more.

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Paw-N-Teer Day

Paw-N-Teer Day

If you have a dog companion, Paw-N-Teer Day is a great opportunity to learn more about how to hike respectfully with your furry friend in and around Bears Ears National Monument. 

BEP will be hosting Paw-N-Teer Days every other Saturday; the first of the season is May 18. 

Meet at the BEEC at 8:30am, and the hike will get started around 9am. Volunteer Manager Ricky Begaye will lead a guided hike, going over the Visit With Respect guidelines to make sure furry friends and their companions respect ancestral landscapes. By the end of the day, you will receive a BARK Ranger certification signed off by BEP Staff. 

Please kind in mind: in areas where pets are allowed, they should be leashed and kept on established trails, and away from cultural resources, such as rock imagery and structures. Any waste must be packed out. Pets are not permitted in: Grand Gulch and its tributaries, Slickhorn Canyon, Point Lookout Canyon and its tributaries, or McLoyd Canyon/Moon House Ruin Recreation Management Zone.

Please only bring well-behaved dogs, and be sure to register through the form below. We'll cap this event at 10 attendees, so reserve your spot today!

If you have suggestions for locations or want to to collaborate, contact Ricky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Information

Event Date 05-18-2024 8:30 am
Capacity 10
Location Bears Ears Education Center

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