Four Corners Monument
To begin this article, we want to say that the Four Corners Monument is a secluded out of the way location. The nearest town is Teec Nos Pos, AZ which is 6 miles away and the road that enters into the monument is actually in New Mexico. The nearest Utah town offering full service amenities is Bluff, Utah and it is 65 miles away from the monument.
Now, because this location was part of our bucket list of must-see Utah locations, we planned on visiting the monument along with several other Southern Utah locations. This made the drive to the monument worth it, because we visited and participated in many other southern Utah outdoor activities along the way.
If you plan on visiting the monument please keep in mind this place has business hours, so plan your travel time accordingly. We made it to the monument with just 50 minutes until closing which still gave us plenty of time to see, and enjoy the location, however the vendors displaying handmade Native American crafts were gone. There was one benefit of our arrival time, which we will mention below.
The Four Corners Monument is the only location in the United Sates where four states intersect. You can stand in Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado at one time. In 1912 a cement pad was built on-site to officially mark the spot where the states came together. This has since been upgraded to a brass and granite designation marking the “Four Corners”. The monument is managed by the Navajo Nation and is surrounded by Native American land.
Of course, many people visit the monument to stand in four states at once. Others, come to the monument to learn more about the Native American cultures. The Navajo or Dine, and the Ute people live in the area around the monument.
When visiting the monument give yourself plenty of time and plan on waiting in line to stand on and see the marker. This is where we benefited by showing up just before closing. There was only a hand full of people visiting the monument, so there were no lines, and we had plenty of time to enjoy the experience.
If you have the time you can pull up to one of the many picnic tables and enjoy a lunch from your own cooler or you can purchase authentic Navajo food from the food booth.
Be sure to bring enough cash to enter the monument as credit cards are not regularly accepted.
Hours and Pricing:
Open daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
$5.00/person (children 6 & under are free)
October 1 to March 31: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
April 1 to April 30: 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
May 1 thru Thursday of Memorial Weekend: 8 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
Friday of Memorial Weekend to Aug 15: 8 a.m.-7:45 p.m.
Aug 16 to Sept 30: 8 a.m.-6:45p.m.
If you find yourself traveling through southern Utah enjoying the many outdoor activities, add the Four Corners Monument to your list. For us, it was worth the visit and actually really awesome to stand in four states at once. Plus, we can now check this location off of our bucket list.
Four Corners Monument Office
PO Box 861
Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
Phone: (928) 206-2540
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