Bears Ears: A story 11,000 years in the making

April 7, 2023
Bears Ears National MonumentBears Ears National MonumentCourtesy Andrew Gulliford
Bears Ear National Monument in Utah.

Historian Andrew Gulliford likens Bears Ears to a giant, outdoor history museum. The national monument is just 30 miles west of the Colorado-Utah border. Gulliford, who teaches at Fort Lewis College in Durango, has spent decades exploring the area's canyons, mesas, and desert expanses. His new book is "Bears Ears: Landscape of Refuge and Resistance."