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FOUR CORNERS MONUMENT
ARIZONA, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO & UTAH
The Four Corners Monument, also known as Four Corners Tribal Park, is the only unique landmark in the United States where four states intersect at one point. Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado meet at a granite and brass monument. The draw to this one-of-a-kind monument is that you can stand in one spot and have one hand in Colorado, the other in Utah, and a foot in New Mexico and Arizona! A must stop photo spot for visitors to southeast Utah!
Four Corners Monument has $5, cash only entry fee. Monument Hours 8 am - 5 pm Monday - Sunday
Four Corners can easily be visited while exploring the following areas; Natural Bridges, Monument Valley area, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde and other parts of the Grand Circle. Four Corners Monument has a small visitor center, which is open year-round. Additional features include a Demonstration Center with Native American artisans. Vendors sell handmade jewelry, crafts and traditional foods nearby. Self-contained toilets are available.
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.
Everett H. Kimmell, another U.S. Surveyor, found the previous landmark stone had broken and he replaced it with a brass disc marker set in concrete. In 1962, the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Indian Affairs poured an elevated concrete pad around the 1931 brass marker; this pad included the state border lines and names in tile. The monument was completely rebuilt in 1992, and the 1931 brass marker was replaced with a disc shaped aluminum-bronze plate set in granite. The monument was again rebuilt in 2010, although the disc shaped plate from 1992 remained in place.
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. Click Here For Driving Directions.