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Discover Navajo Nation: The Four Corners Monument

Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once? Well even better, you have the opportunity to be in four places at once. The only place where four states meet, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah is where the Four Corners Monument Navajo Tribal Park is located. The Four Corners Monument is located at 597 NM-597, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514. The time is now where you can stand on that spot and be in four states at one time. 

Photo Credit: Four Corners Monument Facebook
Photo Credit: Four Corners Monument Facebook

For many years there had been back and forth disagreements over the territory between Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. In 1912, things got settled for good and a cement pad was built on-site to officially mark the spot where all four states came together. There has been an upgrade from the cement pad to a granite and brass designation marking of the “four corners”. 

Photo Credit: Four Corners Monument Facebook
Photo Credit: Four Corners Monument Facebook

This unique monument is open year-round and plays host to quite a variety of Navajo cultural demonstrations. You can purchase native artwork directly from the artisan at a new vendor market. There are several amazing vendors selling crafts, food, and beautiful handmade Navajo jewelry. Feel free to take a break and relax from your road trip as there are several seats on-site. 

Photo Credit: Four Corners Monument Facebook
Photo Credit: Four Corners Monument Facebook

There are no accommodations and services are limited as the monument is located in a pretty rural area. Please be prepared as you travel to this location as there is no electricity or water at this particular location. The nearest gas station/market is located 30 miles away from the monument. 

Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration Website
Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration Website

Entry Fee 

  • $5.00 per person, per day. Purchase can be made upon arrival.
  • Please be prepared for long wait times, and inclement weather.
  • They do not accept National Park Passes.
  • Credit card only.
Photo Credit: Four Corners Monument Facebook
Photo Credit: Four Corners Monument Facebook

Four Corners Monument Closed

  • Four Corners Monument is closed during all major Holidays in accordance with the Navajo Nation.
  • Thanksgiving Day (November 22)
  • NN Family Day (November 23)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • New Years Day (January 1)
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Four Corners Monument Hours of Operation

  • Monday thru Sunday: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm October 1 to March 31 
  • Monday thru Sunday: 8:00 am –  5:45 pm April 1 to April 30 
  • Monday thru Sunday: 8:00 am – 5:45 pm May 1 to May 23 (Thursday before Memorial Day) 
  • Monday thru Sunday: 8:00 am –  5:45 pm May 24 to August 15
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The Navajo Nation is truly an extraordinary and breathtaking nation within a nation. It is over 27,000 miles and covers over four states: New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. The Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department oversees all Navajo Tribal Parks on the largest sovereign nation in the United States. As a sovereign-autonomous tribal government, the Navajo Nation creates laws and governs its citizens – which means all non-Navajo travelers and visitors must comply with and abide by tribal regulations, policies, and laws. Their intent is the caretaking of Mother Earth, which Navajos respect at all times. Come experience the breathtaking views Navajo land has to offer.

Howdy, I'm Megan deFabry, I grew up in Reno, Nevada & I now live in Austin, Texas. I'm very passionate about digital marketing and journalism, especially within the western industry. I have a love for rodeos, country music, and maintaining the country way of life!

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