Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bluff Utah - One of our favorites!


There really isn't anything particularly beautiful about the town of Bluff, but we love it primarily because of it's location to all things amazing to the Southwestern USA! There are some really cute houses here worth driving around to see and of course Fort Bluff, well worth your time to visit!
 AND of course the GOOD restaurants! But let's start with the location!   To the South of here, you have Monument Valley, Goosenecks State Park and Valley of the Gods. North and West of here you have Natural Bridges, Highway 95 to Hanksville is one of the most beautiful highways in the Southwest taking you to Capitol Reef National Park and Escalante. To the North, there is Newspaper Rock, Moab with that wonderful rock petroglyph panel on Potash Road, Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park, to the East you have Hovenweep Ruins, Mesa Verde and Four Corners.  All are day trips from Bluff! We usually stay here a week or so and go exploring. This time we can only stay a few days because we are heading for our new job in New Mexico.


In this tiny town of Bluff, there seem to be at least 5 up and running restaurants.  Our Favorite is Twin Rocks Cafe.

Named for the Twin Rock formation towering over
the restaurant

The restaurant has a mixture of traditional Navajo fare as well as lots of typical American restaurant foods to choose from.

Corri Benally serves us our favorite! Navajo Pizza! It's is just like a regular pizza (only better!) served on traditional Navajo Fry Bread.  YUM! They even cut it in half for Chuck and me and I can't even begin to tell you how good it is!
Chuck's grin ought to tell you how much he loves it!

This is where we stay when we come to Bluff. It's not fancy but it has everything you need including wonderful owners, Diana and Tim, who treat you like family! This is our 3rd year coming here.

 The campground is small, 14 RV sites with Full Hook-ups and 4 with water and electric.  There are 14 tent sites available on a small pond with fishing allowed or you can fish in the nearby San Juan River.

 Reservations are suggested!  It's a great little campground. We are sad because the current owners are ready to retire and have this jewel up for sale!
If you are looking for a great opportunity, here it is!
Cadillac Ranch Highway 191 East Bluff Utah
phone: 435-672-2262

If Chuck and I were a bit younger...  we sure would consider this!

Campground Kitty

Geri and Diana looking at a turquoise and silver pendant made by Emmanuel Gray of Monument Valley.

If you decide to visit Bluff, this is the road from Capitol Reef and Hanksville down to Bluff, a beautiful drive!

Yesterday, Chuck and I visited GooseNecks State Park and Valley of The Gods. But that will be another blog another day.  Today we leave here headed down to Canyon de Chelly. My 3rd visit and Chuck's first.
From there we head down to Mimbres NM to our new workamping job at Mountain Spirits RV.

Happy Trails from The MotherShip and Geri and Chuck and the HoundHerd Scotty, DoogieBowser and Radar!  Hope you enjoyed Bluff Utah!


  1. Sounds like you've enjoyed your short stay in the area. I want to see the pendant.

    Safe travels.

  2. Oh MY!!!! I need that pizza ... lol

  3. Gaelyn, We really do enjoy Bluff. We didn't get to do nearlt what we wanted to do when we fist planned on Bluff being home base for about 2 weeks, but we didn't waste any time there either!
    BHounds, That was our first Navajo Pizza! Sooooo Good! We usually order Navajo Tacos! Also Yummy!

  4. Another stop to add to our October trip to Utah and the canyons! Thanks Lynda


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