Bluff History Tour
Bluff is a small town with a wealth of history.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bluff Historic District is an area roughly bounded by Main Street/US 191, 2nd Street East, and the bluffs. It contains buildings built from 1880 to the mid-1940’s, with the majority built between 1890 and 1905. The district includes most of the original 1880 townsite, later Victorian homes, Bluff cemetery and the sandstone bluffs directly north of town which include natural features with cultural significance.
Also on the National Register of Historic Places is St Christopher’s Episcopal Mission, the nearby Sand Island Petroglyph Site, and the Hole-in-the Rock Expedition Trail.
Be sure see Cemetery Hill for an awe-inspiring view of the San Juan river valley. The cemetery is the final resting place for many of Bluff’s pioneer families. Nearby, you can also learn more about the Bluff Great House Site, an important archeological site from the Pueblo II – III era.
BLUFF HISTORY TOUR