Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

The Bears Ears National Monument is a stunningly beautiful area containing wild red-rock landscapes, Native American ruins and archaeological artifacts. Recently we took a trip to this region of southeastern Utah for four days and three nights with our four-year-old son.

Castle Valley

Our first stop was Castle Valley near Moab, UT. The Castleton Tower, commonly known as Castle Rock, are red desert plateaus with a view of the nearby snow-capped mountains.

On the road south, along U.S. 191, we stopped by Wilson Arch.

Goosenecks State Park

Valley of the Gods

This is a most gorgeous place and our favorite of this trip. Huge eroded sandstones make up statuesque formations in this remote and breathtaking landscape. In the evening sunset, they glow with an ethereal and majestic beauty that makes it easy to understand why this is considered a sacred land.

This has been an incredibly memorable trip, and it was the first time that our son has been outside of the Salt Lake valley. We all had a fantastic time. We hope that these amazing sites will be preserved for generations to come.

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