Nestled between sandstone bluffs and the San Juan River on the Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway is Bluff Utah. People have found and been drawn to this river valley for thousands of years. Bluff offers exceptional lodging, dining, and shopping, and is a great base to unpack and explore southeastern Utah. We are the closest town to the Bears Ears National Monument. Iconic Monument Valley, Four Corners, Goosenecks State Park, Valley of the Gods, and Natural Bridges National Monument are less than an hour from Bluff. Visit our Attractions section for more on each of these monumental sites.
In town, discover more about the archeology and cultural landscape of Bears Ears at the Bears Ears Education Center. At the historic Bluff Fort, you can glimpse Mormon settlers’ pioneer life in Bluff.
The Navajo people’s spirit is woven into Bluff’s eclectic style. The Navajo word, “hozho”, is translated as peace, harmony, and beauty. To be in hozho is to be at one with and a part of the world around you. The area surrounding Bluff presents jaw-dropping natural beauty on a grand scale.
Visit Bluff and find yourself in our beautiful, natural world.
Adventure is waiting. Set off for iconic Monument Valley on the magnificent Trail of the Ancients. Stop at the Bluff Fort to experience early pioneer life. Marvel at a prehistoric rock art panel at Sand Island. Raft the incredible San Juan River. Take an unforgettable drive to Valley of the Gods and Goosenecks State Park. Or, start your Bears Ears adventure at the Bears Ears Education Center.
With the area’s best lodging, Bluff is the perfect base to unpack and explore. You’ll find a range of options to suit your taste, lifestyle, and budget. And yes, you can enjoy a delicious meal with a craft beer or glass of wine in one of our unique restaurants. From a luxury resort to a rustic cabin to a spacious RV park, you are sure to find the perfect home-away-from-home in Bluff.
Our maps and information will help you plan your monumental southeastern Utah vacation. You’ll find our handy Community Guide with lodging, dining and shopping options. We have self-guided tours of Historic Bluff, and recommendations for Guides and Outfitters. Useful maps and itineraries to help you make the most of your vacation are right here.
Explore from your car the timeless landscapes on the Trail of the Ancients National Scenic Byway through Bears Ears country. This 120-mile drive begins in Bluff and connects a dozen of the most amazing sites in southeastern Utah.
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Throughout the year, Bluff is home to an amazing array of events. In January, don’t miss the Bluff Balloon Festival . In October, the Bluff Arts Festival makes for a great fall weekend. Check back for dates as they are announced.
Come and join us for these amazing events in Bluff.
The 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse occurs mid-morning on October 14th, 2023. Bluff, Utah is in the eclipse path. Find important, must-read information on how to prepare if you’re coming to the Bluff area during eclipse weekend.