The Four Corners is a region of the United States consisting of the southwestern corner of Colorado, southeastern corner of Utah, northeastern corner of Arizona, and northwestern corner of New Mexico. The Four Corners area is named after the quadripoint where the boundaries of the four states meet, where the Four Corners Monument is located. It is the only location in the United States where four states meet. The Four Corners region is part of a larger region known as the Colorado Plateau and is mostly rural, rugged, and arid.
In addition to the monument, commonly visited areas within Four Corners include Monument Valley, Mesa Verde National Park, Chaco Canyon, and Canyon de Chelly National Monument. The most populous city in the Four Corners region is Farmington, New Mexico, followed by Durango, Colorado.
Most of the Four Corners region belongs to semi-autonomous Native American nations, the largest of which is the Navajo Nation, followed by Hopi, Ute, and Zuni tribal reserves and nations. The Hopi Indians are the oldest Native American tribe in the World. Just like the Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Mayans, they trace the roots of their culture back to the lost civilization of Atlantis.
Mouseover the stars on the map below to discover the various locations offered in my journeys.
Here’s a complete list of some of the locations highlighted on the map above:
- Montezuma’s Well
- Tuzigoot National Monument near Sedona, Arizona
- Walnut Canyon Naitonal Monument
- Meteor Crater
- Homolovi State Park
- Petrified Forrest National Park
- Wupatki National Monument
- Grand Falls
- Moenkopi/Tuba City
- Zuni/Window Rock
- Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona
- Navajo National Monument
- Canyon de Chelly
- Monument Valley
- Four Corners Monument
- Mesa Verde National Park near Cortez, Colorado
- Chaco Culture National Historical Park near Farmington, New Mexico, and
- First, Second and Third Mesa, Arizona (Hopi)