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Four Corners National Monument

Description

Four Corners National Monument

Four Corners is that area where people can stand in one spot, and they will be standing in four different states at the same time. This is the only area in all of the United States where people can do this. The states that meet at this point include Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona.

There are many National Monuments and Parks here that people can visit, with each state having about four of them. However, the most popular of any of them is the Four Corners National Monument where the four states meet. Four Corners is on highway 160, and it is about 40 miles from the Colorado Plateau. Four Corners Monument also signifies the boundary between two separate American Indian tribes: the Navajo and the Mountain Utes. The Navajos maintain the monument for visitors, and the Utes reside in Southwest Colorado.

The origins of Four Corners as the boundaries of four states started during the Civil War. It is at this time that the United States Congress formed governments in the region to fight against Confederate ambitions for the area. In the year 2009, there was a dispute as to the accuracy of these state's boundaries. However, the United States National Geodetic Survey defended the accuracy; and, today, the Four Corners Monument is legally established as the boundaries of the four separate states.

There are many other popular attractions in the area for people to visit such as the fascinating archeological, dig sites or the ancient cliff dwellings of the Pueblos. Some other terrific attractions are the Petrified Forest National Park, Mesa Verde National Park and Hovenweep National Monument. Although the Navajos and Hopis reside in the immediate area, there have been many Native American tribes that have come and gone over the centuries.

When visiting the area, it is a smart idea for visitors to purchase a map of the area first. They may also want to rent a 4-wheel-drive vehicle; and they should bring plenty of camping gear, as well as, snake and scorpion repellent. These animals abound in the area, so people will want to be sure they are well protected.

In conclusion, for a unique trip, where people can say that they visited four states at the same time, people should visit Four Corners National Monument. Four Corners is that unique, one-of-a-kind place where four states meet in one spot. There are many things to see here with many other National Monuments and Parks close by. Everyone is sure to have the time of their lives at Four Corners.

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Businesses

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Dry Dock Restaurant

Dry Dock Restaurant

200 W Main St
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 564-9404
El Grande Cafe

El Grande Cafe

28 E Main St
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-9996
Kentucky Fried Chicken

Kentucky Fried Chicken

2222 E Main St
Cortez, CO 81321
(303) 565-6228
www.kfc.com
Nero's Italian Restaurant

Nero's Italian Restaurant

303 W Main St
Cortez, CO
(970) 565-7366
www.subee.com
Once Upon A Sandwich

Once Upon A Sandwich

9 W Main St
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-8292
Sonic Drive-In

Sonic Drive-In

436 S Broadway
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3102
www.sonicdrivein.com
Ute Coffee Shop

Ute Coffee Shop

17 S Broadway
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-2650
Conquistador Golf Course

Conquistador Golf Course

2018 N Dolores Rd
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-9208
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

23390 Road K
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-8975
www.crowcanyon.org
Aneth Lodge

Aneth Lodge

645 E Main St
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3453
Baymont Inn And Suites Cortez

Baymont Inn And Suites Cortez

2321 East Main Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3400
www.baymontinns.com
Hotel Year Built 1994 Year Remodeled 2009 Additional Property Description 100 percent smoke free, just minutes from Mesa Verde, Anasazi Heritage Center,...
Best Western Turquoise Inn Ste

Best Western Turquoise Inn Ste

535 E Main Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3778
book.bestwestern.com
Limited Service Year Built 1963 Year Remodeled 2008 Additional Property Description Choose this hotel in our nations archeological heartland and enjoy easy access...
Budget Host Inn Cortez

Budget Host Inn Cortez

2040 E Main St
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3738
budgethostmesaverde.com
Inn/chalet limited serviceyear built 1990 year remodeled 1998additional property description enjoy our large rooms here at the budget host inn. Our queen and king...
Econo Lodge Cortez

Econo Lodge Cortez

2020 E Main St
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3474
www.econolodge.com
Econolodge Cortez is located in Cortez and attractions in the region include Mesa Verde National Park Entrance, Anasazi Heritage Center, and Yucca House National Monument. Hotel Features. Recreational...
El Capri Motel

El Capri Motel

2110 S Broadway, Cortez, Co 81321
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3764
White eagle inn is the perfect property for any wearytravelers. Our ultra clean rooms have wifi cable televisionand all the amenities any one person could need. Locatedclose to all the sites that Cortez...
Far View Lodge

Far View Lodge

Mesa Verde Mile Marker 15
Cortez, CO 81330
Far View Lodge is located in Mesa Verde National Park and attractions in the region include Mesa Verde National Park Entrance. Resort Features. Far View Lodge features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Wireless...
Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde

Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde

2121 E Main St
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-6000
www.hiexpress.com
Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde is a business friendly hotel located in Cortez and attractions in the region include Mesa Verde National Park Entrance, Anasazi Heritage Center, and Yucca House National...
Lebanon Schoolhouse B & B

Lebanon Schoolhouse B & B

24925 Road T
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-4461
lebanonschoolhouse.com
Mesa Verde Inn

Mesa Verde Inn

640 S Broadway
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3773
mesaverde.com
The Mesa Verde Inn is located in Cortez, Colo. 11 miles from the Mesa Verde National Park 15 miles from the McPhee Reservoir 38.5 miles from the Four Corners Monument Features. On site restaurant and bar Outdoor...
National 9 Inn Sand Canyon

National 9 Inn Sand Canyon

301 W Main St
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-8562
www.sandcanyon.com
National 9 Inn Sand Canyon is conveniently located indowntown Cortez. It is locally owned and operated andis one of the best kept secrets for price and comfortwith all the amenities you will need. We are within...
Outpost Motel, Cabins & Rv Park

Outpost Motel, Cabins & Rv Park

1800 Central Ave
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-7271
doloreslodging.com
Rio Grande Southern Hotel B&b

Rio Grande Southern Hotel B&b

101 South 5th Street
Dolores, CO 81323
Rodeway Inn Cortez

Rodeway Inn Cortez

1120 E Main St
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3761
www.rodewayinn.com
Hotel features computer in lobby with free high speed,continental breakfast and indoor pool. All rooms with coffeemakers, hair dryers and irons. Rooms available with microwavesand refrigerators. Enjoy...
Super 8 Cortez Mesa Verde Area

Super 8 Cortez Mesa Verde Area

505 E Main St
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-8888
www.super8.com
Super 8 Cortez Mesa Verde Area is located in Cortez and attractions in the region include Anasazi Heritage Center, Yucca House National Monument, and Mesa Verde National Park Entrance. Property Features....
Travelodge

Travelodge

440 S Broadway
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-7778
www.travelodge.com
Inn/chaletyear built 1994 year remodeled 2009additional property description the americas budget inn has convenient access to mesa verde national park, anasazi heritage center, arches...
Anasazi Heritage Center

Anasazi Heritage Center

27501 Highway 184
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-5600
www.co.blm.gov
Cortez Cultural Center

Cortez Cultural Center

25 N Market St
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-1151
cortezculturalcenter.org
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

23390 Road K
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-8975
www.crowcanyon.org
Hovenweep National Monument

Hovenweep National Monument

Mcelmo Route County Rd G
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 562-4282
Cortez Municipal Airport-Cez

Cortez Municipal Airport-Cez

22894 County Road F
Cortez, CO
(970) 565-7458

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