Historic Sites
Historic Sites

Bluff Fort, Utah

Bluff Fort Historic Site

Bluff Fort Historic Site commemorates the original pioneer town founded by Mormon missionaries at the end of their expedition to settle the San Juan area in 1880. Featuring recreations of the town, complete with meetinghouse and cabins decked with some original furnishings provided by local families, Bluff Fort offers an interactive historical experience. Visitors can tour inside reconstructed log cabins and Native American dwellings, sit on covered wagons, and more as they learn about the lives of these remarkable pioneers. Significant attractions at Bluff Fort Historic Site include an authentic replica of the Bluff Meetinghouse, the social epicenter of the community used as a church, school, courthouse, and dance hall, and the Barton Cabin, the oldest existing pioneer structure in San Juan County. Of the original forty or so cabins that once formed the fort the Barton Cabin is the only original structure remaining. Today a stone monument erected in 2005 stands at the center of Bluff Fort Historic Site as a proud reminder of the original pioneers and their treacherous 250-mile Hole-in-the-Rock trek. Plans are in the works for additional reconstructions, interpretive displays, and a visitor center.

 

Edge of the Cedars museum

Edge of the Cedars State Park

Edge of the Cedars is an Ancestral Puebloan/Anasazi archaeological site, repository, museum, and research library located in Blanding. Due to its historical significance, the grounds were designated a State Historical Monument in 1970, and subsequently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic site became a state park in 1974, and is managed by the Division of Utah State Parks and Recreation. The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum opened in 1978 and the archaeological repository was completed in 1994. The museum and repository , including an on-site lab used for restoring and documenting artifacts, function as the primary storehouse for all archaeological materials excavated from public lands in southeastern Utah. Visitors can enter a reconstructed kiva (ancient ceremonial room) from a wooden pole ladder at the dwelling site. The Ancestral Puebloans, also known as Anasazi Indians, inhabited the area from 700 A.D. to 1200 A.D. The regional history from the Anasazi through early pioneers is presented through exhibits in the Edge of the Cedars Museum.

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April, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Apr 29, 2016
Friday Night at the Fort- Atcitty Singers
Apr 30, 2016
Icebreaker Golf Tournament

May, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
May 05, 2016
Poison! Traveling Treasures 2016
May 07, 2016
Peggi Oki Brings the Ocean to Canyon Country
May 08, 2016 - May 14, 2016
Redrock River Run on the Upper San Juan river w/Wilderness Medicine Classes
May 09, 2016
Young Artists in Concert
May 09, 2016
5K/1Mile Color & Bubble Community Fun Run
May 14, 2016
Comb Ridge Classic Half Marathon & 10K Trail Run
May 21, 2016
Huff to Bluff Marathon & Half Marathon

June, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Jun 21, 2016 - Jun 24, 2016
Earth, Water, Sky Summer Science Camp
Jun 27, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016
Family Fun on Redrock River Run- Upper San Juan River Trip

July, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Jul 21, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

August, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Aug 05, 2016 - Aug 06, 2016
Abajo Enduro
Aug 20, 2016
Canyon Country Discovery Center Grand Opening Celebration

September, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Sep 05, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Lessons From the River with Rabbi Shefa Gold
Sep 18, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016
Archaeological Survey & Mapping in Southeast Utah

October, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Oct 02, 2016 - Oct 08, 2016
Hiking and Archaeology Adventure on Lake Powell

November, 2016

Nov 18, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016
Monument Valley Balloon Event