Four Corners

(nr Teec Nos Pos, AZ/NN)
Four Corners Monument, a Navajo Tribal Park, marks the boundaries between four states and two native nations. Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah all meet at this point; as well as the Navajo Nation and the Ute Mountain Ute lands.

Plaza, flags, cars

Four Corners Monument

It is the only place in the USA where the borders of four states converge. This part of the country is often called The Four Corners because of the meeting. Visitors come to have their photo taken while standing in all those places at the same time.

Marker, plaques, sidewalk

Survey marker at Four Corners

Crafts, vendors

Native craft stalls in plaza

Each state, and each native nation have their flag and seal represented around a brass disk marker delineating the intersect of boundaries. Placards describe how historical events and the several surveys resulted in this unique spot.

Hills, mesas, grass, desert

Desert landscape around Four Corners Monument

Surrounding the marker is a plaza with booths where native artisans sell their crafts, and sometimes traditional frybread and mutton stew. It is a remote location with typical desert landscape of mesas and hills. A one-of-a-kind place to stop, if you are going past, and worth the small entry fee.

Site: Historic border monument
Scene: Survey marker, plaza, artisans

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4 Responses to Four Corners

  1. Bradford Harris September 27, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    Cool! I remember visiting the four corners area almost 40 years ago. Your pictures bring back fond memories. It sure makes it easy to travel in 4 states in the same day. As always, your pictures are excellent and very interesting!

    • Pleinguy September 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

      Glad the post brought you good memories. Four states in minutes even, hah!

  2. Terri Reed September 28, 2015 at 9:27 am #

    I enjoy your posts, thx for sharing. Question, when USFS campgrounds with electricity close for the season (many close on October 1 up north), can a camper pay the fee anyway and still hook up to the outlets? Or, do they shut down the electricity for the entire campground?

    • Pleinguy September 28, 2015 at 10:06 am #

      Glad you are following the Plein Air Journey, Terri. Look for an eMail with answer about campgrounds. Take care.

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