On a scenic road trip through Northern Arizona, the actual location where Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico converge is easy to spot. You can see for miles in this remote area of the state, so you’ll notice the elevated landmark well before you arrive. It features a bronze disc embedded in a monument surrounded by the flags representing the states and Tribal Nations of the area. A unique roadside attraction with a one-of-a-kind photo op to be sure, but the Colorado Plateau setting and authentic experience capture the beauty and spirit of Arizona’s Tribal Lands.
Native American Artisans
Throughout Northern Arizona, find roadside markets that sell Native American arts and crafts. At Four Corners Monument, the vendor market is as genuine as it gets with the artisans themselves at their booths to talk to visitors about their work. Mementos from a trip always have a bigger impact when you can meet the makers who created the silver and turquoise jewelry, hand-woven rugs, ceremonial baskets and other traditional artforms on display.
Native American Programming
Four Corners Monument is maintained as a visitor attraction by Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation. At the onsite visitor center, demonstrations and displays provide historical context for the native cultures in the region and inspire stewardship of the surrounding lands. In addition to the artisans on-site, food vendors at the visitor center serve traditional dishes such as frybread and Navajo tacos. While services are limited in this remote location, it is encouraged to arrive hungry and enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by magnificent scenery.
Northern Arizona sets the backdrop for some of the most astonishing road trips in the country. As you head to Four Corners Monument, you are traveling on private lands managed by the Navajo Nation. Please be respectful of tribal regulations when visiting Four Corners Monument and other Navajo Tribal Parks in the area such as Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly National Monument. While you’re in the area, add Petrified Forest National Park and The Painted Desert to your route to see otherworldly geologic formations. Four Corners gateway communities such as Kayenta, Chinle and Ganado provide a place to pull off the road and fully immerse yourself in the Northern Arizona experience.
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Four Corners Monument Office
PO Box 861
Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
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