Right hand in Arizona, left hand in New Mexico, right foot in Utah, and left foot in Colorado. The Four Corners National Monument is the only point in the U.S. where four States meet. The monument was established and perpetuated by the U.S. Government Surveyors and Astronomers beginning in 1868.
The location of the monument is not hard to find. If you follow the signs, you can reach the monument via Highway 160. It is somewhere isolated in the middle of the desert, but people still visit the landmark for its history.
We arrived with an already packed parking lot. Since everyone wanted to take a photo at the exact intersection of the four States, the only way to do it was to be in the queue. A note was posted for everyone to read: “limit to three photos per person.”
We went there in the middle of summer and the heat was terrible. If you intend to visit, do it in the Spring or Fall when the temperature is milder. If you can’t help visiting it on Summer, I would advise that you’d wear a hat or use an umbrella to protect yourself from the sun while in the long queue. Bring water too. Believe me, the long line can be so stressing and draining.
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See also: My other travel adventures in the USA.
See also: List of National Parks.