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Town of BluffIn prehistoric times until about 1300 A.D., the area around Bluff was home to two distinct desert cultures, the Basket Makers and the Cliff Dwellers, also generally known as the Anasazi culture. Today, Bluff is a small community of less than 400 people along the San Juan River in the southeastern corner of Utah. It serves mainly as a stopping point for those traveling in the area and as a base for those running the San Juan River.
Located near the center of town is Bluff Fort (1880-1883) which was the first settling of Bluff by Mormon pioneers in 1880. The sole surviving building from that time is the Barton Cabin. Other structures have been built to replicate the original layout and design of the original fort. The Bluff Historic District includes the original 1880 townsite, cemetery hill, and the 300-foot sandstone bluffs directly north of town which include natural features that have cultural significance. There are 42 buildings in the historic district. The buildings range from 1880 to the mid-1940s, most built between about 1890 and 1905.
Bluff is located 128 miles northwest of Aztec.
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For More Information:
Bluff Town Web Site
Bluff Travel Guide
Wikipedia History of Bluff