Bluff (Utah)

San Juan County


Bluff is a defined and used for statistical settlement area ( census-designated place ) in San Juan County in the U.S. state of Utah.


Instructed by John Taylor (1808-1887), the third president of the " Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints " ( Mormons), Silas Sanford Smith led ( a cousin of the founder of the Church, Joseph Smith) about 230 members of the Church in the southeast of the Utah territory, to found a new settlement. In April 1880 they reached the area of Bluff, where they settled.

In the 1930s the number of residents of Bluff had fallen to about 70, then increased in the 1950s due to the intensified search for uranium temporarily strongly again. With the decline of the uranium boom in the 1970s, the population went back. Today live in Bluff between 250 and 300 people.

Sons and daughters of the city

  • Charles Lang (1902-1998), cinematographer

The schoolhouse in the partially - restored Fort in Bluff

Citys Blanding | Monticello

Census-designated places (CDP ) Aneth | Bluff | Halchita | Halls Crossing | Hite | La Sal | Mexican Hat | Montezuma Creek | Navajo Mountain | Oljato | Spanish Valley | Tselakai Dezza | White Mesa

Other Unincorporated communities Fry Canyon | Ucolo

List of cities in Utah

  • Location in Utah
  • Place in North America
  • San Juan County ( Utah)
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints