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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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  • If you care about pioneer and Mormon history, come here. They have great guides and you see a lot of very authentic things. 
    If you care about pioneer and Mormon history, come here. They have great guides and you see a lot of very authentic things.  more »
  • Outdoor museum. Very educational for all, even kids will like this. Staff were very friendly & informative. Each building had a button at door, press it hear a history of that individual family. Just....  more
    Outdoor museum. Very educational for all, even kids will like this. Staff were very friendly & informative. Each building had a button at door, press it hear a history of that individual family. Just....  more »
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  • On our way out of Utah we randomly saw this place and decided to stop since we were already on a road trip.It was free and we start in the gift shop. They had a nice selection of things. My mom found a very nice wooden cane that was only $15! Great price for s nice piece of wood. She loves the cane. The walk around the Fort was nice and educational. We stopped when it was the middle of the day, so it wast hot hot. My mom is disabled so we hurried through the last few. Even in a rush we had a good time. We stopped by the outside booth and got some treats. My daughter got a free small ice cream cone. She accidentally dropped it and the nice woman gave her another one. My mom and I ordered the old fashioned lemonade and soda, jalapeno brittle, zucchini bread with lemon, and some of the ice cream for ourselves. All of it tasted great. We had a nice snack in a shaded area before hitting the road again. Great little experience.
  • We weren't sure what was here but stopped in. We were pleasantly surprised! You can tell that a huge amount of effort and thought went into it. The "talking" photos thing at the gift shop was a little corny but we had seen similar at the Mormon Battlion center in San Diego. It appeals to kids. They show 2 short movies about the journey the settlers took. Both are very well done. All of the cabins have narrative and the stories were great. Really brought the stories of the settlers to life. We ate amazing cookies at the concessions stand. Pricey at 4 bucks each. Nice clean bathrooms. So many nice helpful people to guide you around. We spent about 2 hours.

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