The Bears Ears


,000 feet (610 m) above the surrounding Colorado Plateau. Capped by Wingate Sandstone, the buttes and surroundings have long been held as sacred or significant by a number of the region’s Native American tribes. Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings dated to more than 3,500 years ago have been discovered in the region, just some of the estimated 100,000 archaeological sites protected within the monument.[7] The distinctive Comb Ridge monocline cuts across the monument, and the 47,116 acres (19,067 ha) Dark Canyon Wilderness protects roadless, undeveloped canyons dropping to the Colorado River.[8]Canyonlands NP

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