Four Corners Monument

The Four Corners Monument is the only place in the United States where four states (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah) come together at one place.

Four Corners Monument -2 Here you can stand in four states at the same time.
Photo by Harold Carey Jr.

The monument is maintained as a tourist attraction by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department.

The Four Corners region didn’t always have such a clear-cut divide. Part of Mexico until 1848, the area has since been home to countless squabbles over state lines.

The original marker erected in 1912 was a simple cement pad, but has since been redone in granite and brass. The Visitor Center is open year round, and features a Demonstration Center with Navajo artisans. Navajo vendors sell handmade jewelry, crafts and traditional Navajo foods nearby.

The monument was reconstruction in 2010. It consists of a granite disk embedded with a smaller bronze disk around the point, surrounded by smaller, appropriately located state seals and flags representing both the states and tribal nations of the area. Circling the point, with two words in each state, the disk reads, “Four states here meet in freedom under God.”

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Picnic tables and self-contained restrooms are available. Services and accommodations are very limited to small cafes, grocery stores and self-service gasoline stations within a 30 mile radius.

We recommend that you have plenty of water, food, snacks, hand wipes and extra toiletries when visiting. The area is very remote, no running water, no electricity, no telephones.

Admission $3.00 (all ages)
Open 7 am – 8 pm (June – Sept)
Open 8 am – 5 pm (Oct – May)
Four Corners Park: 928-871-6647

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There is a small visitor center, which is open year round. It features a Demonstration Center with Native American artisans. Vendors sell handmade jewelry, crafts and traditional foods nearby. Self-contained toilets are available.

Comments

  1. Jean Craig says:

    To Whom It May Concern,
    My daughter bought a piece of stone with Navajo Sandpainting of the 4 corners this January. I think it was her husband who was selling her things (first booth on the right I think). My daughter just lost it in the flood in Houston. The back of the piece has this printed on it reevesa@gmail.com. and Angie Reeves. I would love to contact her and get her to paint another piece. Some of the painting is still in tact and she could probably duplicate it. If you can help me locate this person it would be greatly appreciated.

  2. My family enjoyed a visit during the summer of 2013. We bought pottery, shirts and several jewelry pieces. My husband spoke at length with a women who was selling nic-nacs and handmade jewelry. He had been suffering from bad dreams for several years. He bought a necklace, I believe it is juniper beads, that she said would help. He has worn it everyday since without a single bad dream. Recently a bead cracked and fell off. He had a bad dream that night. I would absolutely love to get him another one. Any chance you could help me?

  3. Jeanette says:

    When we visited The Four Corners in June 2015, I bought some jewelry from a young lady. When you walk up from the parking lot, turn left, first booth. She had some beautiful jewelry. I wished I had bought more. Do you know how I can contact her. I have my email address for contact information. Thank you, Jeanette

  4. Ken and Sharon Seguin says:

    My wife and I visited Four Corners in the Fall of 2013 and bought some jewelry for her from Dine jewelry artisan Leroy Boyd. We also looked at some nice pieces displayed by another vendor, a Dine woman named Reina (or Reyna or Rayna) in her early 50’s, but did not get her business card. If you could provide us a contact email or telephone number for her, we would be appreciative. Thanks!

  5. I would like to get in touch with Dine sand painters for a documentary about sand and sandstone in the Four Corner area.
    Since I have once participated in a ceremony, I’m aware that I cannot film a real one, but maybe some artists are interested to share their art with us and like to be featured in making a sand painting just for the camera. The picture will be wiped out as usual.
    Please contact me. I have filmed with Dines before.
    Yours Petra

  6. Randy Sinclair says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I would like some help locating contact information for one of the vendors at the Four Corners Monument. He sells native American jewelry that I am interested in. The name is Leroy Boyd.
    If you can send me his phone # I would really appreciate it.

    Randy Sinclair
    Youngsville NC
    919-702-0037

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