It’s Decided. Next up . . .

Four Corners! I always wanted to be in four states at one time, and I can’t imagine anything that would top the Cliff Dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park,  so we bypass Canyons of the Ancients and Hovenweep, heading to Four Corners.

We head west on Hwy 160 and drop back into high desert where the scenery reminds me of Monument Valley in Arizona.

Four Corners Monument is privately owned by the Navajo Indians. They charge a $5 entrance fee, which is reasonable, and all along the outer perimeter of where the four states of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet are vendors hawking everything from food to T-shirts.  These items aren’t so reasonable.

I wait my turn behind a group taking selfies and group shots of themselves planted on the Four Corners intersection, then grab my own photo of being in four states at once.

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Mentally crossing Four Corners off my bucket list, I go get The Boys out of the van, and we wander around the area outside of Vendor Square.  I spot a sign in the distance, and we walk over to see what that is all about. DSC_0022

It’s a trail that takes one down into the canyon below. Beautiful, but it looks like quite a hike back up out of there so, no Boys, we’re not going down there. It’s warming right up, and a sign warning about snakes keeps us at the top lest we change our minds.  I walk the guys around the dirt parking lot for a bit before heading out.

Back out on the highway we loop back around and begin heading back east toward Shiprock, spotting some interesting sights to stop and photograph.

DSC_0024 It’s good to have photos to show you again.  Lesson learned on that!

Thanks coming to Four Corners with us! Hugs, Shawna

 

 

Author: 2DogsTravel

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I am a full-time traveler, retired from a lifetime of different occupations, traveling the country with my two little dogs, Fries and Charlie B; The Chiweenie Brothers. You never know where you might find us, but if you do stop by and say hi . . . If you can get past the two best watch dogs in the universe! Happy Trails!

3 thoughts on “It’s Decided. Next up . . .”

  1. I was at Four Corners twice many years ago before it was taken over by the Navajos. Like the author, I do not begrudge the Navajos’ finding a way to earn some money. The last time I stopped at Four Corners was mid May 1980. Unfortunately, it was the season of the almost-no-see-um gnats that like to feast off people. The season lasts only about a month, but we were eaten alive while taking a few pictures. These days, when I pass the turnoff I am near the end of a 9-hour drive to a forest service campground in SW Colorado and don’t have energy and time to stop. Want to get the tent up before afternoon rains roll in. I would love to walk the Stateline trail. Sylvia

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  2. Awwww, thank you so much for your kind remarks. I am glad you are enjoying our travels, and happy you are happy in Reno! Savor those fall colors and nice weather.
    Not making the Cali trip this season since I did two within six months fall/spring. Most likely will be next fall.
    Dont expect a comment every post, but please do once in a while (or email) and let us know how you’re doing. Miss you guys!

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