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Four Corners

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  • The only place in the U.S. where four states intersect
  • Operated by the Navajo Nation
  • Free admission

When To Visit: Year-round

Climate: Hot in summer, cool in spring and fall, cold with some snow in winter

Location: The junction of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, & Arizona in the Navajo Nation

Four Corners Monument is the only place in the U.S. where four states intersect and a beautiful granite and brass area allows you to stand in four states – Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona – at the same time. It’s a fun bucket list destination and worth a stop if you’re in the area.

Photo: Four Corners Monument

Where To Stay & Eat in Four Corners

Come prepared! There are no food services at Four Corners – the closest restaurants are found in Shiprock, New Mexico (40 minutes away) or Bluff, Utah (1 hour away). The nearest lodging and campgrounds are in Bluff.

Nearby Side Trips from Four Corners

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Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

Arches National Park: This stunning and wildly underrated park 2.5 hours north has the highest concentration of arches in the world – over 2,000! Read more.

Zion National Park: Centered around incredible Zion Canyon 5 hours from Four Corners, this popular national park lies at the junction of three ecological regions, allowing for a unique array of animal and plant life. Read more.

Bryce Canyon National Park: 5 hours northwest, Bryce Canyon hosts the largest number of hoodoo rock formations in the world and they create a stunning canyon view you’ll never forget. Read more.

 

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