SUMMER ROAD TRIP: Visit the site where four U.S. states intersect at The Four Corners Monument

The Four Corners Monument

FOUR CORNERS — The Four Corners Monument is the point where Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico meet. It is the only site in the United States where four states intersect at one point.

The original marker, a simple cement pad, was erected back in 1912. It was renovated to include granite and brass in 1931. The monument was completely rebuilt in 1992 to include the names of the four states engraved in cement. Most recently, it was renovated in 2010.

The Four Corners site is very remote in the middle of the desert. The visitor’s center is open all year long due to the warm climate.

There are vendors selling Native American jewelry and artwork. Local Navajo and Ute artisans sell souvenirs and food. Make sure to bring plenty of water, snacks and plenty of wipes during your visit.

Also don’t forget a video camera and/or a  still camera. It makes for a great photo opportunity when you can have your hands and feet on four different states at one time.

The Four Corners Monument is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the summer season. Entry fees are $5 per person and there is free parking available.

Visit the Four Corners Monument at 597 New Mexico, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514.




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