Hovenweep National Monument
​Monument Valley, Utah

The following descriptions are places we think you will enjoy on your trip to our area.  All places are within a 2 hour drive (or less) from your room.  

Places to go 

Hovenweep National Monument

Hovenweep National Monument, a 45 minute drive from Bluff, is a fabulous place to spend a spring or fall afternoon.  Hovenweep features a unique style of  Ancestoral Puebloan (Anasazi)  ruins known as the Square Style ruins.  The park has several different hikes from the casual strollers to more experienced explorers.  The park also has a very informative visitors center.

Natural Bridges National Monument

Another 45 minute drive from Bluff will take you to Natural Bridges.  This monument provides great hikes and scenic views of the naturally formed rock arches that the canyon country of Southern Utah is famous for.  Our favorite thing to do in the park is to attend the Night Sky program.  The area is a Dark Sky park and has a very informative evening program.

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park is located west of Cortez Colorado, a 1 and 1/2 hour journey from Bluff.  Plan on spending the day visiting world famous Ancestral Puebloan Cliff Dwellings and spectacular views found in this area.

Natural Bridges National Monument
Mesa Verde National Park

Monument Valley Tribal Park

Monument Valley is a spectacular 45 minutes from Bluff.  This world famous park will give you iconic views and exposure to the local Navajo Culture.  A guided trip through the park is well worth the price.  There are jeep and horse tours available, all guided by local Navajos who will introduce you to all of those famous rock formations that you have experienced over the years in the media.  The park is also a great place to buy genuine Navajo wears directly from the people who make them.

Bears Ears National Monument

Bears Ears National Monument

Bluff is surrounded by the Nations newest National Monument, The Bears Ears National Monument.  A quick walk out your back door will lead you into the south eastern boundaries of the monument.  We however, suggest that you take a little more time than that to explore this 1.3 million acre national treasure.  The two Bears Ears buttes located at the northern area of the Monument are located about 50 minutes from Bluff.  These are considered to be a sacred space to many different Indigenous Tribes that have populated this area for centuries.  The evidence of the lives of these people is abundant through out the high elevation vistas and spectacular vistas and canyons are are prevalent throughout the Monument.  You can easily spend several days exploring the vast reliefs from the banks of the San Juan River and the canyons of its tributaries which are a quick 8 miles to the west of Bluff.

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