Colorado January 07, 2020
You Can Stand In Four Different States At Once At The Four Corners In Colorado
Colorado is home to some of the quirkiest attractions in the country, but one of the most unique and one-of-a-kind of them all may be the Four Corners Monument. Tucked away in the very southwest corner of the state, the Four Corners – which has an actual address of Teec Nos Pos, Arizona – allows for humorous photo ops and bragging rights that you will not find anywhere else:
Connecting Colorado with Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, the Four Corners Monument is one of the strangest attractions in the state - and visiting is a rite of passage around these parts.
Consisting of a bronze marker encased in granite, the Four Corners may not look like much but is, in fact, the only place in the United States where you can stand, sit, lay, or hopscotch around 4 different states at once.
Once part of Mexico, the United States acquired the Four Corners' 4 states after the Mexican–American War in 1848 and later divided the regions into different territories (states), finally placing the first iconic bronze marker in 1912.
Not much has changed around the area since 1912, but there are still other things to see and do during your visit to the Four Corners, including breathtaking rural drives and unique shopping courtesy of the local Navajo artisans.
If you don't take a picture like this at the Four Corners, were you really even there?
While the Four Corners Monument is the only place in the country that connects 4 states, Colorado is also home to a few triple points, including the Colorado-Kansas-Nebraska Tripoint, Colorado-Nebraska-Wyoming line, and the Kansas-Colorado-Oklahoma Tristate Point (pictured).
In addition to seeing the Four Corners Monument during your visit to southwest Colorado, be sure to set aside time to see the other incredible attractions in the area, like
Mesa Verde National Park, the charming town of Durango, and the Canyons of the Ancients.
The Four Corners Monument is open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 1st through September 30th and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 1st through March 30th.
Admission to the Monument is $20 per vehicle or $10 per individual.
To learn more about the Four Corners Monument, please visit Colorado Tourism’s
website. Do you want to visit even more quirky Colorado attractions? Click on 11 Places That Prove Colorado May Just Be The Weirdest State In The Nation.
Address: 597 NM-597, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514, USA