four corners monument

Four Corners Monument

Before you read this post, let me first apologize for the awkward photos. We had been driving for hours (I believe we put 1,700 miles on our car just that weekend), and the sun was extremely bright — hence the tired, squinty looks. And with that disclaimer, let’s get to it.

Visit Four Corners Monument
Four Corners Monument Southwestern

We decided to check out Four Corners Monument while we were living in Arizona because some of B’s co-workers had mentioned the area. Plus, I really wanted to stand in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona at the same time. Four states at once… that sounds dirty.

Four Corners
Four Corners Monument
Four Corners
Four Corners Desert

The monument area had picnic tables, benches, a stand selling fried bread, and Navajo vendors selling other handmade goods, and although the actual monument wasn’t that magnificent and the area was basically empty (aside from the random tourist), it was a fun experience. Plus, the drive was gorgeous! I can’t tell you how many times we pulled over on the side of the road for photos.

Driving in the Desert
Driving in the Desert
Southwestern Desert
Southwestern Desert

If you decide to make the trek, remember to bring cash for the admission fee. We never carry cash so when we were told the fee was $3 per person, we frantically searched our car. Luckily, we were allowed in for only $2.30 because this was all we could find in our glove compartment. I’m glad the woman was lenient because I really doubt there were any ATMs nearby. This place is basically in the middle of nowhere. Anyone remember it from Breaking Bad?

Have you ever been to Four Corners Monument?

Four Corners Monument
US Highway 160
Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

       
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Filed Under: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Travel, Utah25 Comments
  • Ashley Angle

    This is so cool! I want to go there!
    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      It’s a great place to drive around – that’s for sure!

  • http://www.themisadventuresofmorgan.com Morgan Krakow

    “Four states at once, that sounds dirty” hahaha I laughed too hard at that one :) your pictures are gorgeous as usual!! x

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Hehe. Thanks, Morgan. :)

  • http://magellanandpan.com Eva

    Yes! I’m so glad you made the Breaking Bad reference :) Love the pictures – I definitely want to check it out one day!

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      I miss Breaking bad SO much!

  • http://littlemissfresh.net Leandra Guillet

    I’ve always wanted to go there! I love the barren sands and the implausibly standing rock hill things. Such lovely photos! Thanks for sharing

    http://www.littlemissfresh.net

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      The multi-colored sand/dirt was my favorite part. I love that all of my photos from Arizona have shades of red, orange, and beige. Gorgeous!

  • http://www.notinjersey.com/ Dara

    I have always wanted to go there.

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      It would be a perfect family trip! That and the Grand Canyon and Sedona.

  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com/ Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    I grew up in New Mexico and I think that every kid makes a trip with school or family at least once to go to Four Corners. :) x

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Ahh, how fun! I grew up in Iowa so we went to… fields and stuff. Hahaha. :)

    • Travelcraft Journal

      Same thing for kids growing up in Arizona! I went with my family when I was 10 or so. I think it was a detour “on the way” to visit family in Colorado. (It’s actually pretty far out of the way, if I remember correctly.)

      • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com/ Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

        Haha- yes! It’s always really far out of everyone’s way, I think!

  • http://thethingsiamcrazyfor.wordpress.com/ Camila

    Wow that looks so amazing! It’s built like it’s coming out of the mountain and it looks right out of a movie!

  • http://www.justathriftygypsy.blogspot.com Katrina Elisabet

    WOW. Stunning! This is on my list for our “Epic roadtrip through the west” scheduled for….who-knows-when! :)

  • http://likealittlefox.blogspot.com/ gabrielle

    so beautiful! i’d love to visit. SO glad they let you in with the change you had. that would’ve been a disaster!

    xo,
    gabby
    http://www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

  • http://www.redrainbow.org/ Marie Slettan Ulvund

    Ah, I really wanna go on a road trip in the US! Never knew this place existed, really cool!

  • TheCollegeCosmopolitan

    I haven’t been to the monument, but I did spend a little time on a Navajo reservation a few summers ago. I’m wishing now I could go back and see the four corners!

  • Reasons to Dress

    I’ve never even heard of this, but your photographs inspired a deep desire to go…..and isn’t it crazy how now a days we never carry cash. In Canada I was hard pressed to find enough change to pay for a coffee, but in Italy it is only Cash!

  • Kylie Ladd

    Beautiful! I didn’t even know this was there! http://www.thecaliforeigner.blogspot.com

  • http://www.freeborboleta.com/ Fran

    we went there on this last move too – we were basically driving right by it! and I had been wanting to go since I first found out you could stand in four states at once during high school haha

  • Jana

    Wow this looks amazing. i really want to go see that.

    Greetings from LA
    http://janacalifornia.com

  • http://marieslifeisahighway.blogspot.com/ Marie @ Life is a Highway

    The Four Corners is on my wanderlust list. My husband and I plan to see this site when we visit Mesa Verde. Have you ever visited Mesa Verde?

  • http://trekkingmart.com/ TrekkingMart

    Wow Very amazing place , And Merry Christmas and may this new year bring you joy and laughter.