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Frequently Asked Questions - Desert Rose Inn & Suites - Bluff, Utah

WHERE IS BLUFF, UTAH LOCATED?

Bluff is located in the cross roads of the Four Corners Region.
Utah/Colorado/Arizona/New Mexico.
Monument Valley is a short 45 minute drive south.

WHERE TO STAY DURING OUR VISIT TO MONUMENT VALLEY?

Desert Rose Inn & Cabins - (435) 672-2303 or (888) 475-7673
Bluff, Utah is a great home base for your outdoor adventures

IS THERE ANYWHERE GOOD TO EAT IN BLUFF?

Twin Rocks Café & Gift Shop -

Their menu includes scrumptious meals with a wide variety of dishes that are sure to fit anyone’s palate. Serves micro brew beer.

Cottonwood Steakhouse -

Relax and enjoy your dinner outside under the beautiful Cottonwood tree with an Old West atmosphere. Serves beer.

San Juan Kitchen -

A sign outside this yellow adobe restaurant reads "Fresh Food," and they mean it. Serves beer.

Comb Ridge Coffee Shop -

Coffee shop serving fresh non-factory farmed vegetarian food and European espresso and coffees.

IS THERE ANYTHING TO SEE IN BLUFF?

Twin Rocks Trading Post - (435) 672-2341

offers an extensive selection of museum quality, uniquely handcrafted Native American and Southwest art.

Wild Rivers Expedition -(800) 422-7654

Please sure to take the plunge. Be it a one-day excursion or a ten-day expedition, sharing this spectacular place with you would be our privilege and pleasure.

Bluff Historic Fort -

Forty to fifty cabins were initially arranged in close proximity to each other to form an open square. Each cabin’s door and window faced the center. Future plans include the construction of additional log cabins, a visitor’s center, public conveniences and additional interpretive displays.

Bluff Historic District -

The Bluff Historic District encompasses most of the original 1880 town site of Bluff City, cemetery hill, and the 300-foot sandstone bluffs directly north of town which include natural features that have cultural significance. There are 42 buildings in the district spread over a dozen or so blocks. The contributing buildings range from 1880 to the mid- 1940s, the majority having been built between about 1890 and 1905.

WHAT IS THERE TO EXPLORE?

Monument Valley Tribal Park -

This great valley boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 feet. framed by scenic clouds casting shadows that graciously roam the desert floor

video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIriMiE7oTU

Gooseneck State Park -

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. . .

video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc96ZOkLNeU

Valley of the Gods -

The Valley of the Gods area may be toured via a 17 mile dirt road that winds amongst the formations; this is rather steep and bumpy in parts but should be passable by normal vehicles in good weather

video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qrq75z5LK8o

Lake Powell -

One of the greatest water recreation spots on earth, brimming with ways to have fun on, and in the water

video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn7PTg9ZcA4

Natural Bridges National Monument -

Natural Bridges NationalMonument attracts stargazers who search out the best places in the world for viewing the Milky Way and other dark phenomena

videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cybphuii0MA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Q6nWKEDFI

Hovenweep National Monument -

Protects six prehistoric, Puebloan-era villages spread over a twenty-mile expanse of mesa tops and canyons along the Utah- Colorado border.

video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szvMtGoQCHI

Canyon De Chelly -

Reflecting one of the longest continuously in habituated landscapes of North America, the cultural resources include distinctive architecture, artifacts, and rock image

video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua3RxCBhkbI

Hole-in-the-Rock -

Albert and Gladys Christensen built there home in a rock in Southeastern Utah-- an entire 14-room house carved out of a sandstone cliff!

video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lomV-u_La9U

Arches National Monument -

Consists of over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, like the world-famous Delicate Arch, shown above, as well as many other unusual rock formations. Throughout the park, the forces of nature have exposed millions of years of geologic history

video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxtGnK00XtQ

Canyonlands National Monument -

In 1964, Canyonlands was established as the 32nd U.S. national park, covering 400 square miles at the junction of the Green & Colorado Rivers in Utah.

video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMIPIJ_s-bk

Trail of the Ancients

Explore the long and intriguing occupation of the Four Corners region by Native American peoples. Travel through the archaeological heartland of America while crossing the beautiful and diverse landscapes of the Colorado Plateau. World-renowned Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley Tribal Park, and Four Corners Monument are highlights on the trail.    

video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1W03AtOjwM

Sand Island Petroglyphs

The panel can be viewed from your vehicle, but if you truly want to see the detailed figures you need to spend a couple of minutes and walk over to the cliff.
video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3L3FnWYPYs

Four Corners Monument


MUSEUMS

Edge of the Cedars Museum - Blanding, Utah
Gouldings Museum - Monument Valley
Historic Bluff Fort - Bluff, Utah


Dinosaur Museum - Blanding, Utah

video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PczUy3ZotkE

Golf Courses

video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BhkEzpoabA

Hideout Golf Course - Monticello, Utah
Moab Golf Club - Moab, Utah