Bears Ears

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Bears Ears
Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.jpg
The Bears Ears from Utah State Route 261
Highest point
Elevation8,481 ft (2,585 m) [1]
Prominence2,000 feet (610 m)
Coordinates37°37′42″N 109°51′59″W / 37.628329°N 109.866365°W / 37.628329; -109.866365Coordinates: 37°37′42″N 109°51′59″W / 37.628329°N 109.866365°W / 37.628329; -109.866365[1]
Bears Ears is located in Utah
Bears Ears
Bears Ears
LocationSan Juan County, Utah
United States
Topo mapUSGS Kigalia Point

The Bears Ears are a pair of buttes located in San Juan County in southeastern Utah, United States.[1] They are protected as part of and the namesake of the Bears Ears National Monument, managed by the Bureau of Land Management and United States Forest Service; the Bears Ears are bordered on the west by Dark Canyon Wilderness and Beef Basin, on the east by Comb Ridge and on the north by Indian Creek and Canyonlands National Park. Rising 2,000 feet (610 m) above Cedar Mesa to the south, the Bears Ears reach 8,700 feet (2,700 m) in elevation and are named for their resemblance to the ears of a bear emerging from the horizon.

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