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.
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.
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.
It’s good to have photos to show you again. Lesson learned on that!
Thanks coming to Four Corners with us! Hugs, Shawna