Thursday, September 6, 2012

Four Corners Monument

There is only one place in the United States where 4 states meet. Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet at a place called the Four Corners. There is a monument there on Navajo land that marks the exact spot where these 4 states come together.

Chimney Rock, a prominent landmark about 20 miles south of Cortez, Colorado
To be honest, there really isn't much to do at this place, but it still draws a crowd, and that is good for the native people who own the land, for they charge a $3 per person admission fee to the site, and Native American vendors have stalls that line the monument where they can see their goods. We were there fairly early in the morning, probably about 10:00 or so, and there were probably about 50 or more people already there. This is one of those places you feel the need to say you've been, for it is unique in this country.

Monument, with vendor stalls in the background

Where 4 states meet
Donna standing in 4 states
Each state has a monument. Notice vendors doing a brisk business in the background.

The desert landscape of southeastern Utah

Mesa country south of Cortez

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