Discover San Juan County Excursions
Excursion B: Moon House - Bears Ears National Monument
(Limited to 11 participants)
Of all the archaeology sites within Bears Ears National Monument, many hikers consider Moon House to be among the best sites. Moon House is a well-preserved site, made up of three separate dwellings. These dwellings have a total of 49 rooms and are easily one of the largest on the mesa. Moon House features fascinating pictographs on the interior walls of the structures. The pictographs are cycles of the moon,
but some believe they could even be a depiction of an eclipse in the area. Also noteworthy is its construction that places a wall along the outer edge of the alcove, creating a sheltered inner courtyard. (source: BLM)
Hiking Information: The trail contours into a canyon and up the other side, ending at Moon House. Warning: the trail requires climbing down a 5-foot tall ledge and there are no ladders or wheelchair access.