Where to eat near Monument Valley?
Savvy travelers know that after they view Monument Valley, their best choice for a restaurant is the Cottonwood Steakhouse in Bluff, Utah. We offer great food, craft beer, wine, and dining under the stars in an American western atmosphere.
The charming village of Bluff, Utah is in the Four Corners area less than an hour’s drive from Monument Valley. It’s a great base to unpack and explore the Monument Valley area.
Bluff has excellent lodging including premier, boutique and budget motels. Listed in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Bluff has been nominated as one of America’s Coolest Small Towns. Nestled between dramatic sandstone bluffs and the San Juan River, the Navajo reservation borders our town weaving the Navajo culture with Bluff’s eclectic style.
The Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway (Highway 163) connects Monument Valley and Bluff and features jaw-dropping, scenic vistas. You’ll recognize mile marker 13 as the “Forrest Gump Point”. Bears Ears National Monument (Shash Jaa Unit), Goosenecks State Park, Valley of the Gods, Moki Dugway, Muley Point, Sand Island are must see sites near Bluff.
Ancestral Puebloans established the first settlements in the Bluff valley around 650 A.D. Some of the Southwest’s most impressive prehistoric rock art and ruins lie in or near Bluff. In 1880, Bluff was settled by Mormon pioneers seeking to establish a mission in the Four Corners area. Be sure to check out the historic Bluff Fort to learn more about early pioneer life.
So, if you’re looking for restaurants near Monument Valley, consider the Cottonwood Steakhouse in Bluff, Utah.
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For more information on lodging, things to do visit www.bluffutah.org.