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FOUR CORNERS

For years, territorial squabbling between Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah kept the states' borders in flux. In 1912, when the dust settled and the final lines were drawn, a cement pad was built on-site to officially mark the spot where the states came together. 

 

Four Corners Monument is the only place in the United States where four states intersect: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. You can stand on that spot and truly be in four states at one time. 
 

The Four Corners Monument Visitor Center is open year-round, playing host to a variety of Navajo cultural demonstrations, as well as vendors selling handmade Navajo jewelry, crafts.

GETTING THERE FROM BLANDING: 

Head south on Highway 191 for 24 Miles. Turn left onto CR-217 and follow for 3 miles. Turn left onto UT-163 and follow for 11 miles. Turn right and then take a left for UT 162 again, follow for 26 miles. Turn right onto US-160 and follow for 5.5 miles. Monument will be on your right, you cant miss it. 

HOVENWEEP

Hovenweep National Monument is land of beauty and culture, of sweeping desert horizon dotted with the remains of ancestral Puebloan villages. The towers of Hovenweep are a true testament to the skill and dedication of the stone masons who built them. Come for the history, stay for the natural quiet and dark night skies.

The towers of Hovenweep were built by ancestral Puebloans, a sedentary farming culture that occupied the Four Corners area from about A.D. 500 to A.D. 1300. Similarities in architecture, masonry and pottery styles indicate that the inhabitants of Hovenweep were closely associated with groups living at Mesa Verde and other nearby sites.

GETTING THERE FROM BLANDING:

Head south on US 191 approximately 15 miles, turn left off US 191 to UT 262 for 8 miles, turn left off UT 262 to County Road 5099/401 for 16 miles (passing Hatch Trading Post), turn left at Hovenweep sign for 6 miles and turn right to enter the park. 45 miles to Hovenweep.


GETTING THERE FROM FOUR CORNERS:
Exiting, turn left onto the US-160 and follow for 5.5 miles and turn left back onto UT-162. Follow UT-162 for 20.4 miles and turn right onto Ismay Trading Post Rd and follow for 9 miles. Turn left onto Belitso Rd and follow for 4.4 miles. Turn right onto Reservation Rd and follow for 6 miles, this road eventually turns into Hovenweep Rd. 

HOURS & PRICING


Four Corners Monument: $5 Entry Fee - Cash Only

Monument Hours 8 am - 5 pm

Hovenweep National Monument: Free

Park Hours: Sunrise - Sunset
Visitors Center 9 am - 5 pm*

*Hours may change depending on the season

Both Parks Are Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1

ADDITIONAL INFO

STAY & PLAY

Be sure to plan your meals and water supplies ahead of time. There might be a few small gas station along the way but you wont find many, if any, food options along this route.  

FOOD & WATER

Be sure to plan your meals and water supplies ahead of time. There might be a few small gas station along the way but you wont find many, if any, food options along this route.  

GAS & SUPPLIES

Same goes for fuel, hiking and camping supplies. Gear up now so you don't find yourself without the basic supplies and necessities. We wouldn't want a perfect day to go waste!

HIKING DIFFICULTY

You'll be driving on paved roads and highways today. All cars and trucks will be just fine on this trip. 

DISTANCE ROUND TRIP:
160 Miles

Pathways and well maintained trails are on the agenda for today. 


DISTANCE ROUND TRIP:
1 - 5 Miles

SUITABLE VEHICLE

You'll be driving on paved roads and highways today. All cars and trucks will be just fine on this trip. 

DISTANCE ROUND TRIP:
160 Miles

MAP & PLAN

Cell phone service is often limited on these far off adventures. Make sure to download or map your travel and hiking plans before you go out.

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