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Bluff Fort Historic Site, Bluff

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Bluff is a small town with a big heart with 300 residents located in the San Juan River Valley in the southeastern corner of Utah.

Located along U.S. Highway 191, Bluff is bordered on the south by the San Juan River and the Navajo Nation, verdant farmland to the east and vast panoramic landscapes to the west. To the north, 300-foot sandstone bluffs, which were the inspiration for the town's name, are a dominant visual element serving as a dramatic backdrop for the community.

Bluff is one of those hidden gems that has accommodations for everyone, incredible places to eat, artists to admire, a living museum, and trading posts. Bluff offers everything you need to have an incredible desert escape.
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  • I did not know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised by the numerous real old wagons and other Mormon settlement tools and furnishings. Many of the original settlers’ descendants provided suppor...  more »
  • On the road to monument Valley, after going in front of the hole in the rock, the fort of the small town of Bluff sign caught our attention. We have not been disappointed, the visit it was very interesting, and feels emotion listening to the stories of these Mormon pioneers (translated into several languages including the french) in each reconstituted hut. You can also visit a House of origin and two Indian homes. All well aware of the difficult life of those families who failed to settle in these lands only explored by Scouts. A film also in french Chronicles their adventures and the great difficulties to cross the obstacles put up by nature. During the visit you can also take pictures in clothes of the time available to the tailor shop and buy some souvenirs in the shop. The whole is managed by the rather elderly (raving about our visit), maybe some descendants of the pioneers who want to maintain the history of Bluff. Allow an hour to visit. It's free but we left a donation we believe well deserved.
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  • We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this attraction. The welcome was lovely. The tour is free, but you will probably be tempted by one of the small wonders on sale in the store attached. The reconstitution of a gold mining site will probably like many young children.
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  • Very nice place and well restored. Great story. Great help from the guides on what's around ........Only drawback..... is they are very good a secretly marketing you into the Mormon faith. Almost like an Amway presentation. You are forewarned. Great story though after you drive around the area.
  • Great little free museum about the pioneers who made this corner of America their home. Freindly staff, nice exhibits, selection of gifts. If your on route to or from Monument valley its a great little stop.
  • We saw this while driving by and it was closed but we still walked through. It truly was like being brought back in time! I would have loved to see it up and running.
  • I enjoyed myself here. It is was a neat place to go visit we stopped and had coffee and it was delicious
  • Absolutely amazing place! That is FREE! Amazing story of pioneers in short videos, place for kids to grandparents, can dress up and eat ice cream!

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