Attractions & Activities
A short 40 minute drive from Bluff takes you into the heart of one of the worlds most famous and astounding natural wonders.
Gaze at the results of 300 million years of time, where the San Juan River winds and carves its way through the desert 1,000 feet below.
Valley of the Gods sits right at the foot of towering Cedar Mesa which provides a colorful and imposing backdrop. There is much to do on nearby Cedar Mesa as well. The mesa is accessed by the spectacular Moki Dugway, a three mile stretch of dirt road which climbs the 1,200 foot wall in a series of steep switchbacks with exciting vistas the entire way.
Step back in time and view a world rarely seen. From atop the rim or along the canyon floor you can explore both ancient culture and traditional Navajo life.
Tucked away in the north western corner of San Juan County, Natural Bridges offers a quiet alternative to the bustling attractions of Mesa Verde. Natural Bridges National Monument has the distinct honor of being one of the “Dark Sky Parks.”
Arches National Park
A hour and a half north of Bluff, Utah, Arches National Park offers challenging climbing, and gorgeous hiking through one of the nations most exquisite landscapes.
Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands is a baby brother to the Grand Canyon, this lesser known yet equally impressive formation offers fantastic hiking and sight-seeing.
Set in the picturesque mountains of south western Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park is one of the world’s greatest archeological treasures, boasting some of the finest ancient ruins.
Hovenweep is set in the midst of beautiful McElmo Canyon, providing visitors with an intimate taste of ruins and natural Southwest landscape.
These humble dwellings were their homes until resources and circumstances allowed for something better. It was several decades before they would again have the accommodations to which they had been accustomed. Thus, it was in these humble log cabins that most of the San Juan pioneers raised their families.