Have you ever wondered what it was like to settle in one of the most remote and inhospitable corners of the American West? On this walking tour, you'll take a stroll back in time in the stark and beautiful landscape of the Utah canyonlands to discover the fascinating history of Bluff. You’ll hear stories about the earliest inhabitants who coexisted in harmony with the elements, and the Mormon settlers who sought out religious freedom in a harsh land many years later. Along the way, we’ll visit some of the key sites in this little town’s history.
You’ll also learn about:
• The historical home of Al Scorup, a poor cattleman turned banker
• Polygamous Mormons’ hideouts
• A sacred Navajo landmark
• Households built through pioneer industry and felled by epidemic
• The colorful characters that form part of the town’s history
The tour begins beside a significant trading post and passes by ‘The Fort’, a reconstruction of the original Bluff settlement that was founded by the original ‘Hole in the Rock’ pioneers. There’s a cafe near the start of the tour where you can purchase refreshments before or after you set off on this trek through time.