From National Parks

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

After visiting Hovenweep, Tom and I continued on to Colorado where we visited Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.  Because Canyons of the Ancients is a Bureau of Land Management Monument, it is open to various uses.  National Park Monuments are much more restrictive. Canyons of the Ancients National Monument encompasses 170,000 acres bordering Hovenweep …

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Natural Bridges National Monument

As we visited National Park sites in Arizona and Utah, Tom and I often saw bridges, arches, and windows carved into the sandstone layers.  We visited Arches National Park in 2006, which is one of the big parks everyone hits sometime in their life.  This trip we visited Natural Bridges National Monument which is similar, …

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Bears Ears National Monument in Utah

In December, 2016, President Obama created Bears Ears National Monument.  His proclamation set aside 1.35 million acres to be jointly administered by the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.  One year later, December of 2017, President Trump slashed the size of the monument to 200,000 acres and divided the remaining land into two …

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