USGS - science for a changing world

Geology of National Parks, 3D and Photographic Tours

Natural Bridges National Monument
This view is looking north along Utah Highway 261 toward the Bears Ears. Natural Bridges National Monument is to the left of the image. The Bears Ears, two buttes capped with Wingate Sandstone, are a very prominent landscape feature visible across the central Colorado Plateau region. The Bears Ears are incorporated into American Indian cultural legends and history stories (Linford, 2000). Today, the region is very sparely developed and is managed as National Forest and wilderness for the benefit of present and future generations.
Next Image Return to Main Page

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Education Webmaster
Page Last Modified: 03-May-2017@08:55