25 Mar How to Visit the Four Corners Monument, USA
The Four Corners is one of those places that is much better in your mind than in reality. I’d never tell you not to go here, because it’s not like it’s a horrible disappointment, or in any way bad, but it’s definitely not what it’s hyped up to be. While I knew this going into it, Steve and I still decided to go. Because even though it is less than hoped for, it’s still something I’d like to say I’ve done.
The Four Corners, if you don’t already know, is the meeting of four states: Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, and it’s the only place in the U.S. like it. It’s located on Navajo land and it’s pretty much out in the middle of nowhere. And even the Monument itself isn’t really anything to fawn over, just a plaque in the ground where you can stand and take pictures.
All around the plaque are stalls selling Navajo art, jewelry, pottery, anything you might expect people to make or sell to tourists. They also had a few food trucks or food stands so you could get something to eat.
It was $5 a person to enter the area.
Honestly, there’s not much more to say about it. We walked around, took some pictures, wondered how far off the plaque was from the actual geographical four corners, and left. I don’t think I’d go back, but if you’re around there, and you think it’s fun to stand in “four places” at once, go for it.