There is only one spot in the whole of the United States where four states’ borders come together. The point where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona meet is called Four Corners.Travelers interested in standing in four states at once can visit the Four Corners Monument, but be warned, it is not easily accessible. Located 6 miles north of Teec Nos Pos, Arizona on Navajo land, this landmark is extremely remote. The nearest gas station is 30 miles away, so if you are planning a visit with your family, be sure to pack water, snacks, and, of course, your camera. There are picnic tables and restrooms, but not much else.
Entry to the monument is $5 per person (6 and under are free), but note that they only accept cash. (We had to do a little scrambling in our car to find the cash, but we did it!)
Around the monument, Navajo artists sell their goods. The kids enjoyed seeing true Native American art – Ellie found a beautiful pair of earrings and Luke found a spear (neither of which we would buy for them). We also enjoyed talking with the Navajo people who were working the day we visited.
Of course, the reason you go to Four Corners Monument is for the picture of four states at once. Yes, it is remote, and yes, it was out of our way, but I will treasure the pictures we took there.
What is most remote stop you’ve ever made for a photo op?