Four Corners


Four Corners can easily be visited while exploring the Monument Valley area or as part of a Grand Circle trip including Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde and other national parks. There is a small visitor center, open year-round, which features a Demonstration Center with Native American artisans. Vendors sell handmade jewelry, crafts and traditional foods nearby. Self-contained toilets are available.

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Four Corners monument

​Four Corners Hours and Basic Info

The unique landmark is managed by the Navajo Nation and is open for visits from the public. Please visit the Navajo Nation official website for the latest information.

Admission is $8 per person. National Park passes are not accepted.

Open Daily

  • Oct. 1-March 31: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • April 1-April 30: 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. 
  • May 1-Aug. 19: 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Aug. 20-Sept. 30: 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Closed

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Navajo Nation Family Day (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Day

Four Corners Park

The area is very remote, with no accommodations or services. The tiny community of Teec Nos Pos, Arizona, is 6 miles away and it has a gas station. The nearest communities offering a variety of lodging, restaurants and other services are shown below:

  • Shiprock, New Mexico: 33 miles
  • Cortez, Colorado: 40 miles
  • Bluff, Utah: 65 miles
  • Kayenta, Arizona: 77 miles
  • Monument Valley: 100 miles

The original marker, erected in 1912, was a simple cement pad placed after government surveys showed the location of the terminus of the four state boundaries. The monument was refurbished in 1992 with a bronze disk embedded in granite. Each of the state boundaries radiate from the disk and each state's seal rests within that state's boundary.

The Four Corners Monument is located off US Highway 160. The area surrounding the monument is Native American land, which includes part of New Mexico, Utah and Arizona and covers some 25,000 square miles. Both the Navajo (or Dine) and Ute people live in the Four Corners area. Artisans and craftsmen from both nations are represented at the monument.

You can learn more about Native American culture by touring the visitor center and talking with the craftsmen there. If you want a more extensive experience, we recommend you travel on to Monument Valley. Spend an hour or two at the Monument Valley Visitor Center, and then let a Navajo guide take you on a tour of the valley. Native American guides can also take you on horseback trail rides, hikes and Jeep excursions to other interesting areas.

This area has been home to native peoples for hundreds of years. Archaeologists have recorded numerous ancient Puebloan sites dating prior to 1300 A.D. throughout the Four Corners area.

How to Get Here

The only way to get to Four Corners is by automobile or tour bus.

The closest major airports are located in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Denver. Four Corners is a long drive from the airports, so a trip just to see the monument may not be practical. However, many people rent automobiles and visit Four Corners as part of a tour that includes Monument Valley and the nearby national parks.

Where to Stay

Excellent lodging options are available not far away in Monument Valley and Bluff, Utah.

Nearby Attractions

The scenery immediately surrounding the Four Corners Monument is somewhat bleak, but nearby you will find incredible sites that typify our Southwest desert country. They include:

Ancient Rock Art and Ruins

Fascinating ancient cultural sites are found in this region. Most include rock art and artifacts attributed to the Ancestral Puebloans (formerly referred to as Anasazi). Major sites open to the public include:

The Grand Gulch area offers a tremendous number of backcountry sites in a wilderness-like setting.


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