Colorado July 15, 2019
This Was Named The Most Boring Tourist Trap In Colorado… And We Couldn’t Disagree More
With our purple mountain majesties, gorgeous cityscapes, and countless shops, restaurants, and other attractions, Colorado is an absolute paradise for locals and tourists alike. While we have a tough time coming up with something overrated or boring around the state, one publication has, naming this spot as the most prominent tourist trap in Colorado. Here is why we disagree:
Do you often feel like you have to be in several places at once but can't make it happen? At the Four Corners Monument, you can!
Located at the literal southwest corner of the state, the Four Corners Monument connects Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, making for a one-of-a-kind experience and unique photo op.
If you didn't take a picture of yourself sprawled out across the four states, were you really even there?
While we think that visiting the Four Corners is a rite of passage here in Colorado, others find it to be a little drab, including travel site
Far & Wide, who awarded the Four Corners as one of their "Most Boring Tourist Traps in Every U.S. State."
As per Far & Wide, the entire state of Colorado is beautiful (which, of course, we couldn't agree with more!), which they say makes the Four Corners plaque all the more disappointing.
While we have to agree that the Monument plaque itself is a bit lackluster, we are still a fan of the Four Corners, thanks to both its history and the fact that you can skip around four different states in a matter of seconds.
After the Civil War, efforts began to survey and set borders around the already-established states and various territories, with the lines between Colorado and New Mexico drawn in 1868, followed by New Mexico and Arizona (1875), Colorado and Utah (1878), and Utah and Arizona (1901).
Later, these lines were accepted, and the first plaque was placed, followed by several other replacements before the current aluminum-bronze plate set in granite.
In addition to its significant history, the Four Corners is surrounded by some of the most culturally diverse landmarks in the state, including
Mesa Verde, Hovensweep National Monument, and the Canyons of the Ancients.
The Four Corners Monument is open every day from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Address: 597 NM-597, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
What do you think? Are the Four Corners worth the trip or not? Sound off in the comments! For even more historic spots around the Centennial State, check out
These 13 Hidden Gems In Colorado Hold Historic Keys To The Past.