Some of the best camping in Southeast Utah is in Bear’s Ears National Monument. Cedar Mesa, Grand Gulch, and Comb Ridge form the core of the monument which is made up of both BLM and US Forest Service land. This guide to camping and campgrounds in Bear’s Ears National Monument provides the information you need to plan a great trip.
The Sand Island Petroglyph Panel is one of the finest examples of easily accessible Anasazi rock art. Located just outside of Bluff Utah it has over 100 yards of rock art that spans everything from archaic to modern times. The sheer amount of art along with the time range it represents tells us that this area must have held special significance.
Camping is a great way to experience Anasazi country. It gives you a direct connection to the outdoor world that is not easily achieved through day visits and hotel stays. Cooking, eating, sleeping, and living in the outdoors gives you a new perspective into the lands the Anasazi called home. There’s a lot of different ways to enjoy camping in Anasazi country that we briefly discuss here.
Car campers in Anasazi country have lots of choices for campsites. There are many developed campgrounds that offer a variety of campsites but there are also countless dispersed camping sites that are yours to select. If you are an experienced camper you already know what you prefer but it’s always worth thinking about these things.