Step Into the Four Corners Monument

Four Corners Monument

A lot of people talked about Four Corners Monument. It is a unique landmark where four states in the U.S. intersect at one point: Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.

At this monument, you can stand in 2 states and put your hands in the other 2 states. So you’re in 4 states at the same time. Cool, right?

But Four Corners Monument is in the remote area. There’s nothing else you will do or see around it. After taking pictures, you can just leave for your next destination. I don’t suggest you make a special trip there unless you’re already in the area. Like us, we were on our way to Cortez, Colorado from Paige, AZ. So we swing by.

We stopped there in June and the line was long. Apparently, every family wanted to make their memorable picture at this location. We didn’t make a crazy picture though. Besides the long line, it was also hot.

After taking pictures, we strolled around the landmark, where vendors selling handmade jewelry, crafts, and traditional Navajo foods. But personally, I think their prices were too high.

The boys at Four Corners Monument.

Since Four Corners Monument is in Navajo Nation, they won’t accept your National Park Pass. And we were shocked to find the entry was per person. It was $5.00 while ages 6 and younger free.

For me, Four Corners Monument more to ‘been there done that’ kind of place when you explore the Southwest region. It is located 6 miles north of Teec Nos Pos, Arizona and approximately 19 miles south from Cortez, CO. Your GPS will direct you to this place.

 

Tips:

– It’s on Navajo Nation. They don’t except your America the Beautiful National Park Pass.

– It’s in a remote area; bring water and snacks.

– Remember! The entry fee is per person.

 

Visited: June 2014.

 

Address: New Mexico 597, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514.

 

 

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  1. Maggie says:

    I’ve never been to Four Corners, but I’ve driven by it twice. I love the photos you chose!

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      Just remember. The fee to get in is per person. 🙁 Thank you for the photo compliment.

  2. Brooke says:

    I’ve heard this is one of those things that if you make it you make it and if you don’t not that big of a loss. Looks like it was on your way though so that is nice. I’m from Phoenix so it’s possible I end up there at some point. Nice to know it is $5 per person 😱

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      I know. We were on our way from Page, AZ to Cortez, CO. We wouldn’t do it only for that. My friend and her family drove from Durango, CO just for that and it was closed by the time they got there. They went back the next day!

  3. Tara says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more! We went a few years back, took the picture, and then left. It’s worth the photo opt, but only if you are in that area!

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      That’s what I told my friends when they asked.

  4. Stacey says:

    I’ve always wanted to do this! I hope we are close enough on one of our trips someday. Thanks for the tips!
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    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      Yeah, don’t just make a special trip there. It’s unique, but it’s better if you happen closer to the area.

  5. Anna says:

    I have visited a few places like this. You get excited, then arrive, spend five minutes, take a couple pictures, and then think.. Thank goodness I didn’t go out of my way for that. 🙂 🙂

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      You were right. I told my friend NO when she asked whether it’s worth the drive just to go there last summer.

  6. Kanicia says:

    I remember going there as a kid, I think it’s interesting for children to see.

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      I agree with you.

  7. This is definitely one of the few places NOT on my bucket list. I have always heard it is a bit disappointing.
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  8. anita says:

    Sometimes you just have to tick those things off when you’re driving by!
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  9. I actually love “real” reviews like this one. Four Corners is somewhere I’ve never been, and although it would be kind of neat, it doesn’t sound worth paying for and standing in a long line 😉 thanks for the tip!

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      I think during fall, winter, and spring there aren’t too many people, but still, I don’t like the price.

  10. amit says:

    I have to admit, being from England I had never heard of this before, however now that I have I have slipped this post into my USA to do folder 😀 – i like that you’ve mentioned to bring snacks as its in a remote area, how much is the entry fee per person?

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      $5/person. Not too good.

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