Arizona to Santa Fe Via the Four Corners

  • Start: Flagstaff, AZ
  • End: Pecos, NM
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:39
  • Total Mileage: 1066 Miles
  • Number of stops: 25

Description

This endless adventure takes you through rock formations, restored Aztec ruins, and Native American pueblos. Begin in Arizona at the Lowell Observatory where the planet Pluto was discovered in 1930. Walnut Canyon National Monument has many small cliff-dwellings dating from AD 1150 to 1225. A view of the southeastern edge of the Grand Canyon National Park is a must: the natural wonder is 278 miles long, four to 18 miles wide, and more than a billion years old. The Four Corners Monument Navajo Tribal Park is the only spot in the United States where four states -- Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado -- meet. Head east into Farmington, New Mexico, for the Great Kiva at Aztec Ruins National Monument and see the only kiva, a room used for religious rituals that has been restored. Listen for the echo of ritual drums. In Santa Fe, visit the mission of San Miguel, a church originally built in 1626 by Native Americans.

Stop #1:

Museum of Northern Arizona
Flagstaff, AZ

Stop #2:

Arizona Historical Pioneer Museum
Flagstaff, AZ

Stop #3:

Coconino Center for the Arts
Flagstaff, AZ

Stop #4:

Lowell Observatory
Flagstaff, AZ

Stop #5:

Walnut Canyon National Monument
Flagstaff, AZ

Stop #6:

Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon, Arizona

Stop #7:

Navajo National Monument
Tonalea, AZ

Stop #8:

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley, UT

Stop #9:

Four Corners Monument Navajo Tribal Park
Window Rock, NM

Stop #11:

Salmon Ruins
Bloomfield, NM

Stop #12:

Harwood Museum of Art
Taos, NM

Stop #13:

Millicent Rogers Museum
Taos, NM

Stop #14:

Taos Pueblo
Taos, NM

Stop #15:

Santuario de Chimayo
Chimayo, NM

Stop #16:

Chapel of the Santo Nino
Chimayo, NM

Stop #17:

Bandelier National Monument
Los Alamos, NM

Stop #18:

Museum of New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM

Stop #19:

Museum of Fine Arts
Santa Fe, NM

Stop #20:

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Santa Fe, NM

Stop #21:

Museum of International Folk Art
Santa Fe, NM

Stop #23:

Mission of San Miguel
Socorro, NM

Stop #24:

St. Francis Cathedral
Santa Fe, NM

Stop #25:

Pecos National Historical Park
Pecos, NM
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