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Welcome to Bluff ...

Bluff is located in San Juan County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bluff has a population of 245 people<2> (see below for details).

Bluff was established in 1880.

Bluff is 4,320 feet [1,317 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Bluff is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Bluff lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Bluff, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Bluff lies within the (435) area code.

The ZIP code for Bluff: 84512<4>

Adding Bluff to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Bluff in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Bluff elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

We also found Bluff mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bluff on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Bluff ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Bluff - they are located in Alabama, Alaska (2), Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Brunswick, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bluff.

Communities near Bluff ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bluff.

  • Tselakai Dezza [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tselakai Dezza
    • Tselakai Dezza [San Juan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Bluff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tselakai Dezza have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tselakai Dezza
  • Montezuma Creek [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma Creek
    • Montezuma Creek [San Juan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Bluff
    • Montezuma Creek has also been known as:
    • Montezuma
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montezuma Creek<7>
  • Red Lake Village [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lake Village
    • Red Lake Village [San Juan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Bluff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lake Village
  • White Mesa [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Mesa
    • White Mesa [San Juan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Bluff
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Mesa
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • White Rock Curve Village [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Rock Curve Village
      • White Rock Curve Village [San Juan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Bluff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Rock Curve Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Rock Curve Village
    • White Mesa Village [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Mesa Village
      • White Mesa Village [San Juan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Bluff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Mesa Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Mesa Village
    • Mexican Hat [San Juan County]
    • Aneth [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aneth
      • Aneth [San Juan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the east of Bluff
      • Former names for Aneth:
      • Anseth
      • Holy Oak
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aneth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aneth<7>
    • Halchita [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halchita
      • Halchita [San Juan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the southwest of Bluff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halchita
    • Red Mesa [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mesa
      • Red Mesa [Apache County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Bluff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mesa have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Mesa

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bluff. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bluff.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bluff. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bluff.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bluff. See our Newspapers Page for Bluff.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bluff ...

Looking for more information about Bluff? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bluff, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bluff.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About San Juan County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bluff. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including San Juan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bluff.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bluff - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Bluff). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bluff or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bluff) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bluff. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bluff

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2853, Longitude: -109.5520    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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