The Voices of Bears Ears — Ep. 4: The Cowboys

There’s real solitude in ranching. Cowboys like Adam Redd and Chase Murray were raised on the wide-open lands of San Juan County and daily experience the kind of solitude and beauty that people from the city yearn for. Head out on the Indian Creek Corridor Scenic Byway of Bears Ears National Monument for a glimpse of the storied lands and lifestyle of southeastern Utah ranchers.

It all started for Redd with the arrival of his great-great-grandfather and great-grandfather by way of Utah’s famed Mormon pioneer Hole-in-the-Rock Trail, a path blazed through hardship and sheer will. Murray says something gets inside you that makes you like his way of life. “It's hard to explain,” he says, “But it's something that gets in your blood.”

Learn more about how to visit Bears Ears National Monument at

San Juan Record

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PO Box 879
Monticello, UT 84535

Phone: 435.587.2277
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