Visitors seeking the adventure, natural beauty and wide-open spaces of the American Southwest love exploring the Four Corners region. It is the perfect destination for adventurers, history buffs and nature lovers alike.
Immersed in scenery photographers dream of, the Four Corners region is rich with Native American history, National Parks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore the cultural adventures of the Four Corners region and enjoy Farmington as your energizing and affordable basecamp!
All Veterans Memorial Plaza
South Tucker Ave. and River Road Animas Park, Farmington, NM
All Veterans Memorial Plaza is located within Animas Park, along the Animas River. This memorial park is a place where all veterans can be honored and remembered.
Aztec Ruins National Monument
725 Ruins Road, Aztec, NM 87410
The site is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors will be able to utilize restrooms, the picnic area, and the short trail through the Aztec West great house. All trails are self-guided, with park brochures and information available on site. The visitor center, museum, and bookstore are closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 virus. Those interested in learning more about Aztec Ruins are encouraged to take the cell phone audio tour by calling 505-386-0361 or by going to azru.toursphere.com.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
1808 CR 7950 Nageezi, NM 87037
Chaco Culture National Historical Park Visitor Center, Museum and Western National Parks Association Park Store will open again to the public in April 2021. Loop Road is open from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the entrance gate to Loop Road closing at 4:30 pm. All visitors must vacate Loop Road by 5:00 pm. All trails are self-guided, with park brochures and some information located outside the visitor center entrance. All backcountry trails require a backcountry permit, which can be found at the entrance of each trailhead. The campground is scheduled to open to the public in April 2021.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
500 S. Terrace Ave, Chama, NM 87520 and 5250 US Highway 285, Antonito, CO 81120
Chama Location: 575-756-2151 or 888-286-2737 Antonito Location: 719-376-5483 or 888-286-2737
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a coal-fired, steam-operated, narrow gauge train that travels through the remote wilderness of the southern Rocky Mountains between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO. The railroad is known around the world for its spectacular scenery, unique machinery, and historic structures.
3005 Northridge Dr. Ste i Farmington, NM
Hike to exquisite landscapes and rock formations unique to the Land of Enchantment where you'll be guided through a meditation to connect you to the stillness of the land.
Dinétah Rock Art & Pueblitos
Dinétah is the traditional homeland of the Navajo people. The region is full of Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) and Navajo rock art and small Navajo ruins called pueblitos, which is Spanish for “little pueblos.” There is also evidence left by the Ute tribes and early Spanish explorers and settlers. While not a National Park, these sites are of great interest to those interested in visiting Aztec Ruins National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historical Park and Mesa Verde National Park.
3041 E. Main Street, Farmington, NM
New Hours: Monday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday CLOSED, Thursday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday Noon to 5:00 p.m. Experience a wide variety of exhibits relating to the diverse history of the area’s cultures, traveling exhibits, and art shows when you visit the Farmington Museum. National and regional juried arts shows are also featured as well as an exceptional selection of lectures and workshops.
Hovenweep National Monument
McElmo Route, Cortez, CO 81321
Hovenweep National Monument is open however, some facilities have closed.
Mesa Verde National Park
Hwy. 491, Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330
Mesa Verde National Park is open to the public with some areas open for self-guided exploring. Please note the museum and visitor center are closed and staffing is limited. The cliff dwellings are also closed and guided tours are canceled until further notice.
Navajo Tours USA
PO Box 1795 Cuba, NM
As a 100-percent Diné owned company, Navajo Tours USA offers interpretive tour guiding with Diné guides. Walk amongst, and learn about, the thousands of naturally sculpted toadstools, mushrooms, tent rocks, and spires at the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness. Learn how the Ancestral Puebloans practiced archeoastronomy by aligning architectural works to solar and lunar cycles at Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
6131 Hwy. 64, Bloomfield, NM 87413
Visit Salmon Ruins and you will discover a cultural museum, Heritage Park, Journey Into the Past Tours and the San Juan County Archaeological Research Center & Library.
Visible from Hwy. 64 & Hwy. 491
Shiprock Pinnacle is one of New Mexico's most iconic landmarks. This unique towering rock formation can be seen for miles in all directions. Shiprock is known to the Navajo as "Tsé Bit' A'í", or rock with wings. The peak tip rests at 7,178 feet above sea level, and is at the center of three volcanic pressure ridges that pushed the rock skyward millenniums ago. Due to its sacred nature, climbing is not permitted.
Navajo Lake State Park
505-564-7600 or 800-842-3127
The wildlife, scenery and a Navajo Pueblito found amidst these 3,900 acres of diverse canyon landscape make this a great area for day hikes.
TRAC Art Center & Gallery
123 W Main, Farmington, NM 87401
Anasazi Heritage Center
27501 Hwy. 184, Dolores, Colorado 81323
The Anasazi Heritage Center is southwest Colorado's premier archaeological museum with permanent and changing exhibits featuring archaeology, history and regional Native American cultures.
Canyon de Chelly
Hwy 160 / PO Box 588, Chinle, AZ 86503
The labyrinth called Canyon de Chelly (d’SHAY) is really several canyons. Throughout the park, visitors will see archaeological ruins such as cliff dwellings and kivas as well the panoramic views of the canyons.
Edge of the Cedars State Park
660 West 400 North, Blanding, Utah 84511-0788
Edge of the Cedars State Park features an Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) ruin and modern visitor center and museum. The museum is the archaeological repository for southeast Utah.
Goosenecks State Park
c/o Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, 660 West 400 North, Blanding, UT 84511
Goosenecks State Park is where the San Juan River has carved deep canyons through the countryside before reaching the Colorado River. The river winds back and forth for 5 miles while only traveling one linear mile.
Mexican Hat Rock
US Highway 163, Utah
Mexican Hat Rock is a rock formation north of the small town of Mexican Hat shaped like an upside-down sombrero. The town of Mexican Hat serves as the "put-out" spot for rafters on the San Juan River from Bluff, UT. The Mexican Hat Rock can be reached by a small trail.
Hwy. 163, Monument Valley, AZ
Monument Valley's enchanting landscape displays mesas, buttes and fragile pinnacles covering 91,696 acres in Southeast Utah and Northwest Arizona. The world-famous panorama of Mitten Buttes and Merrick Butte are visible from the Monument Valley (Tse'Bii'Ndzisgaii, Navajo name) Visitors Center. Places such as Ear of the Wind and other landmarks can only be accessed via guided tours.
Natural Bridges National Monument
35 miles west of Blanding, Utah
Natural Bridges National Monument is open however some facilities have closed.