All Four Corners

Cameron, Arizona

On our drive from Cortez down to Cameron, we decided to stop at the Four Corners Monument.

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Normally either Rich or I do a bit of Internet research before we go somewhere. We didn’t for this stop, and we were surprised…

Four Corner was more of a tourist trap than an informative site.

We had a couple of clues that things weren’t going to be like going a US Park Service monument. But, alas, we didn’t pay attention to or put those clues together until we were,too far through our tour to stop…

Clue #1: It is called Four Corners Monument not Four Corners National Monument.

Clue #2: The sign into the monument was not the typical Park Service government brown.

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Clue #3: The restrooms were very nice, but they were closed as noted with a sign that looked like it had weathered at least a year. Visitors needed to use Sani Huts.

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Clue #4: There were multiple vendors set up to sell their beautiful wares and they had their personal pickups backed up to their stalls.

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Turns out the monument is run by the Navajo Nation as a tourist attraction in conjunction with the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation.

The monument itself is stunning and a tad bit  informative.

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It was amazing to stand with my feet strategically placed so that I was within four states at once.

I’m very glad we stopped, but from now on I will do a bit of research before driving out of our way to stop at a place I don’t know anything about.

2 thoughts on “All Four Corners”

  1. Speaking of national parks, last night on the way to pickleball we were behind a semi with a trailer of US Forest Service cement picnic tables and trash cans. One trailer had 6 picnic tables and probably about that many trash cans. That was a first!

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