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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May, 2017

May 26, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
May 27, 2017
Community Festival at the Canyon Country Discovery Center

June, 2017

Jun 02, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 03, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 04, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 09, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 10, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 11, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017
San Juan Stampede Pro Rodeo
Jun 16, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 16, 2017
Movies at Veterans Park
Jun 17, 2017
Monticello City Sprint Triathlon- City Pool
Jun 17, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 17, 2017
Monticello Sprint Triathlon Series Sprint #1
Jun 18, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 23, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 24, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 25, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 01, 2017
Jr. Livestock 2 Day Camp

July, 2017

Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 01, 2017
Jr. Livestock 2 Day Camp
Jul 01, 2017
Stars n' S'mores Night Sky Program
Jul 01, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017
Blanding's July 4th Celebration
Jul 06, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 07, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 08, 2017
Monticello City Sprint Triathlon- Lloyd's Lake
Jul 08, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 08, 2017
Parks & Beautification Fundraising Gala
Jul 13, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 14, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 15, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 15, 2017
Monticello Sprint Triathlon Series Sprint #2
Jul 20, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 20, 2017
Movies at Veterans Park
Jul 21, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 22, 2017
Monticello Pioneer Day Celebration
Jul 22, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 27, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 28, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center

August, 2017

Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 05, 2017
Blue Mountain Enduro Series Mt. Bike Race
Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017
San Juan County Fair
Aug 12, 2017
Perseids Meteor Shower
Aug 18, 2017
Movies at Veterans Park
Aug 21, 2017
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

September, 2017

Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 09, 2017
Indian Summer Festival
Sep 09, 2017
5th Annual Blue Mountain Chase Mt. Bike & Road Race
Sep 13, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017
San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 15, 2017
Movies at Veterans Park
Sep 23, 2017
Young Eagles Fly-in

October, 2017

Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017
Newspaper Rock 10K Race
Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Bluff Arts Festival
Oct 28, 2017
Monticello Harvest Festival