Bears Ears trail closings

Smaller Area Affected Than Proposed

Bears Ears National Monument

The federal government has closed about 42 square miles of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah to motorized recreation, much less than the 184 square miles targeted for closure by anti-access advocates and tribal officials.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plan for the monument says that the historic sites most at risk will remain off limits to motorized access.

The AMA supports access to public lands for responsible motorized recreation.