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Stand in four different states at once

Four Corners Monument

One of only two places in the country that touches four states at once.

Elevation: 
5,000 Feet
Four Corners Monument is a unique, historical landmark located in the Four Corners region of the Southwestern United States. It marks the meeting point of four U.S. states - Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado - making it one of only two places in the country that touches four states at once.

The Four Corners Monument has been a popular tourist attraction for many years. Visitors have the opportunity to stand in four different states at once, which they can commemorate by having their picture taken with all four state flags waving behind them. The monument was first established in 1912, when the four states agreed to create a boundary marker for the area. This boundary marker was constructed out of concrete and reinforced with bronze plates and a steel post embedded into the concrete on each of the four corners.

The monument itself is an interesting sight to behold. The large square structure at its center stands around eight feet tall and is made of sandstone. On each side of the square are four bronze plaques, each engraved with the name of the state it represents. A small American flag stands at the top in the center, proudly displaying all four states to visitors.

The area surrounding the Four Corners Monument is also a sight to behold. The region is home to a number of Native American tribes, as well as two national monuments. The Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and the Hovenweep National Monument are both located within driving distance from the monument itself. Both offer visitors breathtaking views of some of the most striking scenery in the Southwest United States, with massive sandstone buttes rising above sprawling desert landscapes.

If you’re looking for a unique and memorable experience, visiting the Four Corners Monument is definitely something to consider. Whether you’re from one of the four states or just passing through on your way somewhere else, it’s a great place to admire some Americana and appreciate what this country has to offer.

Geology

The Four Corners Monument is situated on a raised plain known as the Colorado Plateau, which is largely made up of sandstone and shale. The monument itself was constructed out of concrete and reinforced with bronze plates and steel posts.

History

The Four Corners Monument was first established in 1912, when the four states agreed to create a boundary marker for the area. The marker was constructed with sandstone and placed at an elevation of 5000 feet above sea level In 1922, two markers were added - one for the state's corner - and the monument was officially dedicated.

Wildlife

The area surrounding the Four Corners Monument is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including bighorn sheep, mule deer, elk, mountain lions, and black bears. The Hovenweep National Monument also has an impressive array of birds that can be seen in the area.

Planning a trip to Four Corners Monument

To plan a visit to the Four Corners Monument, you’ll need to take into account several factors. First, decide whether you want to travel there by car or fly in from another city. Next, consider what type of lodging and food options are available in the area. Finally, research any nearby activities or attractions that may be of interest, such as nearby national parks. Once you have all of these factors nailed down, make sure to check the weather forecast for the area before packing your bags and setting off on your journey. Finally, remember that Four Corners Monument is a popular destination so plan ahead and book any necessary accommodations in advance to ensure you get the best experience possible.

lodging/camping

There are several lodging and camping options available within close proximity to the Four Corners Monument. Hotels, motels, RV parks, and campgrounds can all be found in the area. There are also several local lodges that offer traditional Navajo-style accommodations for those looking for a unique experience. If you're looking for something more luxurious, the nearest towns of Shiprock, New Mexico and Cortez, Colorado have plenty of hotels and motels for you and your group to choose from.

dining

The area around Four Corners Monument offers a variety of dining options, from casual to fine dining. Local restaurants feature Navajo-inspired dishes such as fry bread and mutton stew, while the nearby towns offer traditional American fare as well. Additionally, there are several small markets in the area that provide necessary items for those who choose to camp or rent an RV.

Fees/permits

There is an entrance fee for visiting the Four Corners Monument. For information on the fees, visit the navajonationparks.org website for all amounts for Four Corners Monument.

Pets

Pets are allowed within the monument area, however, they must remain on leashes and owners must clean up after their pets. Additionally, no pets are allowed in any of the buildings or structures.

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