Moving to Bluff, UT

Bluff, UT

Sunday morning we were up and ready to go by 9:00 AM, early for us.  After a quick stop at the Wahweap Resort for a coffee-to-go (it’s a Starbucks!) we were on the road, headed for the small town of Bluff, UT.  There are many places we want to explore in that part of Utah, including some ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings.

As we drove north on Rte. 163 across Arizona and into Utah, we went through an area known as Monument Valley.  The area is a flat, dry desert surrounded by soaring rock formations

As we approached the tiny community of Mexican Hat, we crossed the San Juan River.

The picture below shows where Mexican Hat got its name.

Interesting natural formations surrounded us as we drove further north.

After a drive of about 175 miles, we arrived in Bluff and quickly settled into our site at Cadillac RV Park.  This is a pretty basic park, a gravel lot with hook-ups.  But it has just what we need: good power, water, sewer, a level site, and decent WiFi.

In a blog we follow, RV Sue recently visited Bluff and highly recommended the Twin Rocks Cafe, so we decided to give it a try for dinner.  We’re glad we did, as the Indian Fry Bread Pizza was excellent!

We’ll be settled here in Bluff, along with the 32o residents of the town, for about eight days as we explore the area.  More on those adventures later . . .

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8 Responses to Moving to Bluff, UT

  1. LuAnn says:

    We have never been to Bluff but Monument Valley is one of our favorite places to visit in the west.

  2. Charlotte says:

    Interesting rock formations. Enjoy your exploring in Bluff, I look forward to the pic and stories of this area. I just may need to add it to my bucket list.

  3. Can’t wait to see your adventures here! Indian Fry Bread Pizza sounds yummy!

  4. Marsha says:

    The first few photos should be framed. Just so lovely.

    The Mexican Hat rock is a hoot!

    Love Fry Bread if any kind.

    What no parade?

  5. Pam says:

    Another place I never considered visiting. You are helping me change my mind about spending more time in the desert. Looking forward to seeing more.

  6. Erin says:

    Monument Valley has been our list for so long, it’s not funny. The thing is, every time we considered going there, it was the wrong time of the year ;-)) Someday we will get there.

    • placestheygo says:

      We aren’t actually going to visit there; we just drove through. There are too many hikes to ruins that I need to do instead. Valley of the Gods will be our mini Monument Valley.

  7. Allison says:

    I love that 9 am is early for you. It’s early for us, too! Some of our RVing friends are up and out at the crack of dawn, but that’s not happening with me, anymore. That’s a beautiful part of the country. We need to go back.

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