Bluff Fort

Southeastern Utah

Descendants of the original pioneers have re-created the original log cabin settlement near the few remaining historic buildings in Bluff.

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1. Sand Island Petroglyph Panel

3.98 MILES

On BLM land 3 miles west of Bluff, these freely accessible petroglyphs were created between 800 and 2500 years ago. The nearby campground boat launch is…

2. Bears Ears National Monument

13.6 MILES

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3. Valley of the Gods

17.1 MILES

Up and over, through and around: the 17-mile unpaved road (County Rd 242) that leads through Valley of the Gods is like a do-it-yourself roller coaster…

4. Mexican Hat Rock

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Pretty cool that they named the town after this sombrero-shaped rock formation. It's about 2 miles north off Hwy 163.

5. Goosenecks State Park

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If you head north of Mexican Hat on Hwy 261, you'll come to a 4-mile paved road that turns west to Goosenecks. The attraction here is the mesmerizing view…

6. Dinosaur Museum

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7. Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum

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8. Grand Gulch Primitive Area

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