Welcome

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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.

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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,

Bill

2 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. Thank you for your website.

    I was traveling from Dove Creek, CO to Santa Fe this past July when I passed the Clarkdale ruins. I have been fascinated by ruins my entire life. When I saw the name I had even more reason to stop as my last name is Clark.

    I made a quick uturn and pulled over to take some pictures. Being careful where I stepped, I walked around the remains for a bit. When I had a chance, I googled the name to learn more and came upon your website. It was interesting to learn a little history of the place.

    I am giving my brothers framed photos of Clarkdale as Christmas gifts this year.

    The four corners region is a truly beautiful area. I have had the pleasure of visiting a few times. I hope to go back as you can’t see it all in one, or even several trips. Your photos are great and you have an endless number of beautiful scenes to shoot.

    Than you again for making all of this available!

    Richard

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    1. Thank you for visiting my website, Richard. The Four Corners truly is a fascinating area. I have thought about leaving numerous time, but…where else can I find such diversity of landscapes, culture, and activities,.

      I had some health issues this last summer, so I wasn’t able to get out much. I will be out and about more this summer and add to stories of the little railroads built by Otto Mears, the miners of the San Juans and the outlaws and ranchers of the region.

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The author's photographic journey through the Four Corners

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