Four Corners Monument, Teec Nos Pos
Categories: Monuments, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
The only place in the United States where four states intersect as one point, Four Corners Monument was originally marked in 1912 with a simple cement pad. The monument has since been renovated and now features a granite and brass pad that is decorated with flags from each state. Stand and take a photo at the crossroad. Or visit the demonstration center with Navajo artisans and pick up handmade jewelry and crafts. You'll have the opportunity to sample traditional Navajo food at nearby vendors. Take water with you--there is no running water or electricity at this site. Using our international travel planner, Teec Nos Pos attractions like Four Corners Monument can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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We read all of the reviews before coming here and read up about the monument so we knew exactly what to expect. It was a great trip and we got some awesome photos.
Nowhere else in the U.S.A. can you put one foot (or hand) in four states at once. That is the intrigue. And yes, not the easiest place to get to, even needing to travel through several states just to ... read more »
Warning - $5 cash only per person entrance fee? HUH? I'd like to impeach what ever politician let this happen. You can see the pictures, you get to be on 4 states at once. What's crazy is that this at... read more »
Definitely a cool place and worth the drive. It's kind off odd how the whole center is surrounding by vendor stalls selling local wares - as bit detracting from the natural surroundings. It was, however, cool to realize the vastness of the Navajo nation (three of the states) lining up with Ute tribe. Certainly a place of unity and peaceful contrasts on many levels.
You can't go near the Four Corners and pass up the chance to see it! I was here over 45 years ago and it was free back then. Now the Navajo Nation runs the place and it costs $5 per person just to go in. People line up to get their picture taken standing (or sitting) in all four states. There are vendors all around selling Native jewelry and other goods. It can get quite crowded. But it's hard to pass up the only chance to be in 4 states at once.
I've wanted to see this place ever since I learned about it back in second grade, and it seems that somewhere in those last 20 years the magic was lost. The monument isn't under any federal agency, it's run by the Navajo Nation. They charge $5 per person just to see the thing and it's CASH ONLY. Oh and no ATM on site - the nearest one is 5 miles away. And with all that money they couldn't even be bothered to pave the parking lot, up keep the bathrooms, provide drinking fountains or adequate shade. No, instead you'll find plenty of Native American vendors selling overpriced trinkets. It's weird, and rather sullies the fun of quirky US geography. But hey, you can't blame the Navajo for it all......just don't expect much. I'd say keep your money and look at the nice pictures in your old elementary school books - it would be more fulfilling.
I was super exited about this place but it turns out this place feels like a scam more than anything else. After paying the entrance fee 5$pp.There place looks empty and not well maintained. it is just a pathetic excuse to try to sell us some overpriced "native art". But this could be OK if the staff wasn't so rude. Our only "mistake": asking if our national park pass was valid there....
4 corners is unique and it is kind of the Navajo people to let others onto their land so that we may visit this one of a kind location. There is a fee to get in, $5 a person when I went, which is reasonable. Dogs are not allowed out on the monument so it is hard if you're traveling with pets. If you go, try to get there early. People were being nice and respectful forming a line to take pictures in all 4 States. The line is long and does not move quickly. Bring some cash because you can buy unique goods from the native Americans.
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