Cemetery Hill

Looking out from this lovely location, time and space spread before you. To the east lies the Sleeping Ute Mountain, and beyond that the Rocky Mountains and the headwaters of the San Juan.  To the south, the San Juan river bounds the northern edge of the Navajo Reservation.  That pink wedge of sandstone to the west is the Mule Ear, rising at the outer edge of the geological event known as the Monument Upwarp.  To the west are Cottonwood Wash and Comb Ridge. For the Bluff pioneers, this terrace above the river offered the most sensible place to bury their dead.  Today, you will find family plots of many of the pioneers whose homes are on the Bluff History Tour.