Four Corners Monument

_20160913_152625

About 50 miles outside of Mancos, NM lies the Four Corners Monument.  The Four Corners Monument is the point where Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona all meet.  It also marks the boundary between the Navajo Nation and the Ute Mountain Utes.  It is run by the Navajo Nation as a tourist attraction.  The monument was established in 1912.  Along with the main attraction, the monument, there are vendors selling food and goods as well as an area for picnics.  The locations is remote, out in the middle of the desert, but the views are interesting.

There is a small admission of $5 per person.

While it is interesting to be able to stand in 4 states simultaneously, what really caught our eyes were the many Native vendors and their wares.  The intricate beading of bracelets and hat bands and hair clips.  The hand painted pottery.  The hand carved statues or pocketknives and all other sorts of personal goods.  Perhaps we picked up a thing or two.

IMG_5010

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s