Four Corners Monument

Welcome to the Four Corners! Whether you are a first-time visitor or a long time resident, the region offers endless opportunities to satisfy your interests. You can experience a pow wow or ride on an open rail car pulled by a steam locomotive through mountain meadows and steep canyons.

Durango and Silverton locomotive #478 in Hermosa
Durango and Silverton locomotive #478 in Hermosa

High desert canyons, monuments, arches, and hoodoos give way to high mountain streams and remnants of mining towns long ago abandoned. Soak in the hot springs in Ouray, Pagosa Springs, and Durango. Four wheel, hike or mountain bike through the high desert or the high mountains. Fish and hunt in the summer and fall. Ski and snowmobile during the winter.

The region offers an incredible array of attractions. Sandstone, carved by wind and water dominate southeast Utah while 14,000-foot peaks define southwest, Colorado. The land of the Navajo and the Hopi encompass most of northeast Arizona. New Mexico is home to the Navajo and Apache in the Four Corners. The Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Utes straddle the borders of Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.

Aztec Ruins National Monument
Aztec Ruins National Monument

National, State, and Tribal parks abound here. Scenic and historic byways crisscross and intersect throughout the region, taking you on a spectacular journey through time.
Pick a season in the Four Corners. Fishing on the San Juan River Quality Waters. Ski at Purgatory, Telluride or Wolf Creek Ski areas. Mountain bike in Moab and Durango on a world championship course or ride leisurely along a single track. Snowmobile, cross-country ski, and snowshoe throughout the snow country of the San Juan, Sangre de Cristo and the La Sal Mountains.

West Needle Mountains
West Needle Mountains

Hike or four wheel throughout the high desert and high country. Jeep and ATV rentals are available in most towns near where off-road travel is allowed. Please remember to stay on designated trails! Visit the numerous national, state and tribal parks. Visit ghost towns and ride the railroads that brought travelers from the east. Raft the white waters of the Animas, Dolores and San Juan Rivers.

Rafting on the Animas
Rafting on the Animas

Play golf on world-class courses. Boat, sail, windsurf, swim and fish at Lake Powell, Navajo Dam, Vallecito Lake. Fish the numerous lakes and streams for trout, bass, and crappie.

I hope you enjoy the photos. More will be added regularly, so visit often. Do you have any comments or suggestions? Please leave them in the Comment Section.

Thank you,


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The author's photographic journey through the Four Corners

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