Visit With Respect

In Bears Ears National Monument, evidence of those who once inhabited the vast canyons and mesa-tops is everywhere: there are more than 100,000 documented cultural sites within the national monument’s boundaries, making the region one of the most extensive archeological areas on earth. Petroglyphs, pottery sherds, ancestral cliff dwellings and structures remind visitors of not only those who walked these lands before us, but the sanctity of this living, cultural landscape.

As visitors to this landscape, it is our responsibility to preserve these cultural sites both out of respect to the region’s Tribes and Pueblos, who trace their ancestry here, and for all visitors who come next. To ensure the protection of this landscape and all that it holds, it is essential that all who step foot in the Bears Ears learn to Visit with Respect.