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7 Souvenirs of August

Details for Benchmark: AD9256

N 36° 59.938 W 109° 02.710 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 4866

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is GPS OBS and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In MONTEZUMA county, CO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
CO UT AZ NM
Marker Type:
boundary marker disk
Setting:
mat foundation, concrete slab, etc.
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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Found it 8/20/2014 7morgans found AD9256   Visit Log
Forgot about this being a benchmark till a week after our visit. I've posted a photo of Ken Smith straddling the four corners. Ken accompanies my daughter on all of her travels. He returned from a trip to Machu Picchu only 19 days prior to visiting Four Corners.
[Photos:]
photoKen at Four Corners
Ken Smith also has his own facebook page that highlights his travels :)
Found it 7/30/2014 TX Cronins found AD9256   Visit Log
We traveled here just to see this monument. Found the benchmark and had fun with numerous family pictures.
Found it 7/29/2014 Benchmark Blasterz found AD9256   Visit Log
This is the "real" four corners --
[Photos:]
photoAD9256 CO UT AZ NM, Four corners
Found it 7/19/2014 Chiggie found AD9256   Visit Log
Made it today after 8 hours of travel time at 3:16 this afternoon. Hot day! It's a shame GC6A98 is closed out and we cannot log that we made it here! No problem though because the BMs are here to be discovered.
Found it 7/8/2014 lmt000 found AD9256   Visit Log
Not the original, but a nice replacement
[Photos:]
photomark
Found it 5/9/2014 fuzziebear3 found AD9256   Visit Log
Cached in these 4 states, and 2 others as well, on our anniversary bucket list trip to the southwest.

I used a 4 corners benchmark geocoin to track my travels on the trip ... and took a picture of it here with its actual inspiration. Also, I had to stand in all 4 states at once, of course.
Found it 10/10/2013 TheView found AD9256   Visit Log
N 36° 59.945 W 109° 02.714
Found while visiting Four Corners Monument. TheView
[Photos:]
photoFour Corners Monument
Picture taken Facing North
photoimage
Found it 10/4/2013 Skyboy01 found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it today at 4:30p.
[Photos:]
photoCO UT AZ NM
Found it 8/17/2013 NakoTacoPatrol found AD9256   Visit Log
The kids got a kick out of simultaneously standing in four states . Walked around the plaza to read the granite monuments - very interesting facts about the boundaries here.
[Photos:]
photoCO UT AZ NM AD9256 Disk, Four Corners Monument
Found it 7/27/2013 Folboter JAF found AD9256   Visit Log
Found with my wife and sons.
Found it 7/9/2013 DADayley found AD9256   Visit Log
On our way from Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. Had to Stop and visit. Thanks
[Photos:]
photoThe Disk
photoDADayley at Four Corners
Before we walked all four states to decide on a keepsake. We chose an Ornament from Colorado. We also hapened to drive in each state to get there.
Found it 7/5/2013 Ferrarifunatic found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this one while passing through the area on our way to Arches. Mark is in good shape.
[Photos:]
photoAD9256
Found it 5/24/2013 sam steele found AD9256   Visit Log
stopped in to visit the 4 corners. We stood in 4 states at once!
[Photos:]
photoIMG_2465
Found it 3/2/2013 thequeenbee found AD9256   Visit Log
Stopped here during a road trip from Prescott to Durango. Being from Hawaii I never thought I would ever come here but here I am! It was late in the day and the place was going to shut down in half an hour but it gave us enough time to take pictures and have a look around. I didn't expect to see such a big fancy monument. Glad I finally made it here!
[Photos:]
photoFour Corners
Found it 12/1/2012 Team BiMi found AD9256   Visit Log
Foundit at my US -Holiday !
TFTC
Greeting from Emden , Germany
[Photos:]
photoAD9256
photoAD9256
Found it 11/18/2012 youkfish found AD9256   Visit Log
Very tough find with all of the bodies and feet covering it. I waited my turn, discovered it and took a few photos for posterity.
Found it 11/11/2012 wareagle59 found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it on my way home.
Found it 9/26/2012 mjurna found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this benchmark with the family during our 3 week road trip visiting the National parks east of Vegas. TFTC
[Photos:]
photoDSC_2113
Found it 9/15/2012 Sammydogs found AD9256   Visit Log
How often do you get to stand in 4 states at one time!!
[Photos:]
photothe dogs were here
photothe benchmark closeup
Found it 8/24/2012 Team Bug Bug & Tiny found AD9256   Visit Log
Took pictures on top and all around this benchmark. Best one we've done yet. Thanks
Found it 6/8/2012 sandhill6061 found AD9256   Visit Log
Stopped by and made a quick find
Found it 5/19/2012 Trailchaser found AD9256   Visit Log
Been there within My three week roundtrip.
[Photos:]
photoMe in four states
Found it 4/16/2012 netinator found AD9256   Visit Log
What a great place this has become. We enjoyed our visit.
Found it 4/4/2012 BugRanger found AD9256   Visit Log
Things have changed around here since the last time I was here!
[Photos:]
photoP4040291
photoFour Corners!
Found it 4/4/2012 diaphi found AD9256   Visit Log
Was here 25 years ago...asked a friend to take my photo then, but she cut off my legs and feet. Came back now with Bug Ranger and 2 other friends to get the right photo showing me in 4 states!
[Photos:]
photoThe Photo....finally!
photoBenchmark
Found it 3/27/2012 MAMOUE found AD9256   Visit Log
Trouvé en compagnie d'Ours Curieux.
Cet endroit était ciblé depuis notre départ de Vegas.
Found it 3/27/2012 Ours_Curieux found AD9256   Visit Log
The picture will follow soon.

Nous n'avons pas la chance de faire souvent des benchmarks et nous n'allions pas passer notre chance ici. Très content d'avoir visités ce lieu mythique.

Antilope Attentive & Ours Curieux
From Sherbrooke - Québec - CANADA

[Photos:]
photoOurs à Four Corners
Found it 1/28/2012 DolphinGirl77 found AD9256   Visit Log
I found it with my husband hansarelli and my son good hunter 9 a few years ago in 2007
Found it 1/28/2012 Good Hunter 9 found AD9256   Visit Log
I found it with my dad Hansarelli and my mom DolphinGirl77 a few years ago in 2007
Found it 1/28/2012 Hansarelli found AD9256   Visit Log
I found this a few years ago in 2007 and just thought about logging it! I found it with my wife DOLPHINGIRL77 and my son GOOD HUNTER 9.
Found it 12/31/2011 3 Williams Kidz found AD9256   Visit Log
Great find while also providing the Kidz (ages 9, and 6 year old twins) with some info about this great country of ours.
Found it 11/28/2011 MSwahoo & the Cache Hound Posse found AD9256   Visit Log
found it
Found it 10/12/2011 RustyBeerCan found AD9256   Visit Log
Been here before and so much has changed.
Even the birds eye view on google map is different. What's next a casino?
Found it 9/14/2011 I'm-that-guy found AD9256   Visit Log
easy find long drive
Found it 9/11/2011 IndyMagicMan found AD9256   Visit Log
Found
Found it 7/20/2011 Chili7 found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it together with spy007 & beer-a-day on our USA S/W- journey 2011. TFTC from Switzerland
Found it 7/20/2011 beer-a-day found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it during our holliday trip in South/West-USA. It was a fantastic journey incl. Geocaching. TFTC & BR from Switzerland
Found it 7/19/2011 spy007 found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it together with beer-a-day & Chili7
Found it 7/3/2011 MorrisonHiker found AD9256   Visit Log
Waited in line for 20 minutes in 100 degree weather to log this benchmark!
[Photos:]
photoAt the Four Corners monument/benchmark
Found it 6/20/2011 theropod found AD9256   Visit Log
I can't log this as a cache, because the virtual cache was archived. TFN.
[Photos:]
photoTheropod at Four Corners
Theropod at Four Corners
Found it 6/11/2011 olympics10 found AD9256   Visit Log
what an awesome sight -so neat to be in four states just great tftf
Found it 6/11/2011 goldenriders found AD9256   Visit Log
Visited Four Corners while on a motorcycle trip with very good friends. Found it to be a really neat place to see.
Found it 5/14/2011 Dragonmath123 found AD9256   Visit Log
Located while on a trip to Moab
Found it 5/12/2011 The Fat Cats found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it!
Found it 5/2/2011 mtn_goat found AD9256   Visit Log
I don't think this one is going anywhere.
Found it 4/9/2011 Papa EGTH found AD9256   Visit Log
Found while doing the four corners virtual.
[Photos:]
photoFour corners
Found it 4/9/2011 HockeyHiker19 found AD9256   Visit Log
Found while visiting the Four Corners with Papa EGTH.
[Photos:]
photothe big disk
photoHH19 at the Four Corners
Found it 3/22/2011 SnailMan1 found AD9256   Visit Log
Hard to miss marker
Found it 3/21/2011 themcguzeks found AD9256   Visit Log
found on our 4 corners visit
Found it 3/14/2011 radDad1 found AD9256   Visit Log
Yes, it is also a benchmark!
[Photos:]
photo4 corners 2
Found it 3/13/2011 Joe Friday found AD9256   Visit Log
It is great to find not only the Four Corners Benchmark, but I know have been to all 4 corners of Colorado.
Found it 3/13/2011 k-lord team found AD9256   Visit Log
Nice to be in four different states at once. :-)
[Photos:]
photoFour Corners
Found it 3/3/2011 Denali41 found AD9256   Visit Log
Observed this when I visited the Four Corners Monument.
Found it 1/21/2011 hakkalugi found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it!
Found it 12/14/2010 mmswift found AD9256   Visit Log
Enjoyed coming to this spot.
Found it 11/27/2010 nickgatt found AD9256   Visit Log
Visited Four Corners...two for one!
[Photos:]
photonickgatt at Four Corners, CO, UT, AZ, NM
Found it 11/15/2010 Rickandjen found AD9256   Visit Log
Awesome spot!!
Found it 8/15/2010 sandlanders found AD9256   Visit Log
We found this benchmark when we did the Four Corners virtual geocache. The construction at the monument site had been completed the week before, so we were glad to be able to get to the very center of the spot and to record our visit photographically.
[Photos:]
photomarker at the center of Four Corners
Found it 7/27/2010 geoGreifer found AD9256   Visit Log
Site is still under construction but the marker is there.
Found it 6/13/2010 dingo262 found AD9256   Visit Log
Saw the benchmark via telephoto lens on the camera. Any closeup was not allowed due to construction at the site.
[Photos:]
photo4 corners benchmark
benchmark is located in the center of the circular cement slab.
Found it 11/17/2009 AirborneSurveyor found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this on a +3k road trip after I got back from Afghanistan on the 4th of November. So far hit 3 caches in CO (Pikes Peak), 3 caches in UT, 3 caches in NV (Las Vegas), 7 in AZ (here, Grand Canyon, Petrified Fores)t. Hit 2 today in NM. This will mark off 5 states that I have not cache in on my way back home to Louisiana. Everyone knows the most direct route to LA from Fort Riley, KS is CO, UT, NV, AZ, NM, OK, and TX... right?

[This entry was edited by AirborneSurveyor on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 4:00:32 AM.]
[Photos:]
photoMe at the Benchmark
photoGuard Dog at the Benchmark
photoGPS at the Benchmark
Found it 10/13/2009 pritzen found AD9256   Visit Log
Found while on vacation with Nov64.
Found it 10/13/2009 Nov64 found AD9256   Visit Log
pritzen and I are on our way to Las Vegas via GeoCoinFest ~ Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, with stops at Arches National Park, Four Corners, North Rim Grand Canyon, and Zion National Park .....


Saw this benchmark at Four Corners =)

[Photos:]
photoGCF-WG09-330
Found it 9/26/2009 ezfool found AD9256   Visit Log
this may be the most well known and viewed benchmark
Found it 9/20/2009 mtntrekr found AD9256   Visit Log
Touring the Four Corners area and stopped here.
[Photos:]
photoGPS receiver at the CO UT AZ NM benchmark
Found it 9/19/2009 O&E found AD9256   Visit Log
Found! We guessed that this benchmark was in the database so we took a photo.
[Photos:]
photoAD9256 Closeup
Found it 9/10/2009 pjpreb found AD9256   Visit Log
Found while finding the cache
Found it 8/12/2009 dortz found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this while GeoCaching. Found another disc nearby.
[Photos:]
photoFourCorners
Found it 7/25/2009 redriderz found AD9256   Visit Log
Visiting the corner with the GS Troop.
Found it 7/24/2009 Megadrile found AD9256   Visit Log
Eay grab while at the main sight!
Found it 7/23/2009 Flying Limey found AD9256   Visit Log
Spotted this while we were at the main attraction.
Found it 7/23/2009 OutbackAnnie found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it.
Found it 7/23/2009 mrbrit found AD9256   Visit Log
Logging this one a little in arrears...

Picture is attached of the MrBrit crew at the benchmark!

What a hot day!

MrBrit & Co
[Photos:]
photoFour corners feet and bench mark
photoThe benchmark
Found it 7/21/2009 lemom16 found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it while visiting the monument.
Found it 7/21/2009 lemon16 found AD9256   Visit Log
found it
Found it 7/21/2009 ledad16 found AD9256   Visit Log
Found with lemom16, lemon16 and Polarbear#2. I guess this one was pretty hard to miss!
[Photos:]
photoThe famous benchmark
Found it 7/19/2009 5daughters found AD9256   Visit Log
awesome
[Photos:]
photo5d's at 4corners
Found it 7/17/2009 flgAZ found AD9256   Visit Log
Hard not to miss, probably the most unlonely benchmark on the planet!
Found it 7/16/2009 AZTech found AD9256   Visit Log
Found in great shape, as described.
[Photos:]
photoAD9256
Found it 7/3/2009 "The Bearclaws" found AD9256   Visit Log
This one turned up in a couple of my photos.
Found it 6/29/2009 bubblefeast found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it just fine.
Found it 6/20/2009 aabyrd found AD9256   Visit Log
We had a fun time finding this one. And a fun time shopping around. My sons decided they wanted to be Indians while they were here. Later in the day they switched to wanting to be cowboys.
[Photos:]
photoFun at the four corners
Found it 6/16/2009 COpackrat found AD9256   Visit Log
Interesting marker with the four states marked.
Found it 6/10/2009 woolenstgeos found AD9256   Visit Log
We were there! Have to find the photos yet. We took a three week camping trip out West last year and spent a couple days exploring Monument Valley and stopped by the Four Corners.
Bob, Lynda, & Mackie (entry posted on 10/8/10)
[Photos:]
photoBob at FOUR CORNERS
photoLynda & Mackie at FOUR CORNERS
Found it 5/30/2009 riston2 found AD9256   Visit Log
Great place here! Put my coin in all four states.
[Photos:]
photoCoin on Monument
Found it 5/27/2009 NorthWes found AD9256   Visit Log
Found as described.

Took the requisite photos - enjoyed the monument (few visitors, even fewer vendors) - moved on to Cortez CO.
[Photos:]
photoAD9256 CO UT AZ NM 1992 (CLOSEUP) MONTEZUMA CO, CO
NorthWes' Traveling Wolf Geocoin (2006 Alaska Geocoin) in the photo with the mark.
Found it 5/26/2009 SAM+SAB found AD9256   Visit Log
Great place, our first benchmark! We found it - of course - while visiting four corners.

Greetings from Germany,
SAM+SAB
[Photos:]
photoSAB at benchmark AD9256 - Four Corners
photoSAM standing in the middle of the benchmark
Found it 5/24/2009 worldlyredneck found AD9256   Visit Log
Found It!!!
Found it 5/16/2009 Lord Mot found AD9256   Visit Log
Visited the Four Corners today with hjnielsen and Nielsenc.
Write note 4/21/2009 JBAndersen posted a note for AD9256   Visit Log
I've had this picture for awhile. Just thought this would be a good place to display it.
[Photos:]
photofour corners
Found it 4/16/2009 celtcenturion found AD9256   Visit Log
Always wanted to find this place. It was on my list of MUST SEEs.

[Photos:]
photoOur hero poses with Stan
Check the other log for this info
Found it 3/16/2009 uintahiker found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this along with the virtual geocache at the location.
Found it 2/1/2009 accordiongal found AD9256   Visit Log
Found
Found it 10/15/2008 QuFdNiM found AD9256   Visit Log
We visted Four Corners on our way to California. Bought a bunch of handmade goodies and most of all, had some fun running around in a circle from state to state to state to state.
[Photos:]
photoFour Corners
Our visit to Four Corners on our way to California.
Found it 9/30/2008 polecat42 found AD9256   Visit Log
Stopped by Four Corners Monument on a Road Trip West with my wife.
[Photos:]
photoAD9256
photopolecat42
Found it 9/27/2008 speg found AD9256   Visit Log
Hard to miss.
Found it 9/21/2008 JacobBarlow found AD9256   Visit Log
Found
Found it 9/14/2008 Zhanna found AD9256   Visit Log
Please see the complete recovery, including text and photos, at my website: AD9256 - CO UT AZ NM.

Zhanna
Found it 9/13/2008 csparks78 found AD9256   Visit Log
Very cool! Got virtual here too. First time I've been here.

[This entry was edited by csparks78 on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 5:49:41 PM.]
[Photos:]
photoMe at 4 corners benchmark / monument
Found it 9/7/2008 Frazer found AD9256   Visit Log
This one really is hard to miss. I visited the monument and the virtual cache. The benchmark is in good shape; I'd wish the same would be true for the educational signs nearby.
[Photos:]
photoThe marker
Found it 8/30/2008 ArmyFamily4 found AD9256   Visit Log
We visited here on a Labor Day weekend trip from Colorado Springs to see Mesa Verde National Park, Four Corners and the Great Sand Dunes.
[Photos:]
photoFour Corners Benchmark
Taken August 30th, 2008
photoFour Corners Benchmark
Taken August 30th, 2008
photoDaddy and Mia at Four Corners
Taken August 30th, 2008
Found it 8/28/2008 Peter and Gloria found AD9256   Visit Log
A very easy benchmark to find.
[Photos:]
photo4 corners benchmark
photogloria at 4 corners
photonearby GPS toilets
Found it 8/13/2008 Narniaexpert found AD9256   Visit Log
Interesting location. I could not believe that they would charge for people to go here. This is basically a tourist trap where you pay to get in and then there are indians trying to sell you stuff 360 degrees around you. I brought a few travel bugs with me so that they can log four states at once. The thing that I did not like about this Indian reservation is that they view them selves at "The Navajo Nation". There is no such thing as a Navajo Nation. They are part of the United States of America not their own nation. I think that this is not right. I am not trying to sound racial against them, but If they are going to live in America they should call them selves Americans. The other thing that I saw was that they had a US Flag covered over with an Indian carying a gun. TFTvC.
Found it 8/3/2008 king.hubi found AD9256   Visit Log
Visited the Four Corners Monument today with my family. This is definetly the number one of our benchmark finds.
King Hubi and Family
[Photos:]
photoAD9256 - CO UT AZ NM [closeup]
photoAD9256 - CO UT AZ NM [closeup with GPS unit]
photoMe and Pelé sitting in four States
Found it 8/3/2008 Kiersolvd found AD9256   Visit Log
I found this new BM that replace the old one along with lots of other people here today.
[Photos:]
photothe benchmark
Found it 7/22/2008 Zop found AD9256   Visit Log
Only spot I know of where you get to stand in six places at once AND get the T-shirt to prove it!

[Photos:]
photoAt GZ.
photoPrep that shot!
Found it 7/20/2008 TeamBosch found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it while doing the virtual cache here.
Found it 7/16/2008 MacMama found AD9256   Visit Log
Recovered in good condition. Found the benchmark with macdonr.
[Photos:]
photoMacMama at Four Corners
Found it 7/16/2008 macdonr found AD9256   Visit Log
Recovered in good condition. Found the benchmark with MacMama.
[Photos:]
photomacdonr at Four Corners
Found it 7/13/2008 Cacher.Chad found AD9256   Visit Log
Found after trip to Phoenix and Grand Canyon. SW Corner of Colorado.
[Photos:]
photoBenchmark Disk
Found it 7/10/2008 Melusine found AD9256   Visit Log
We made a day trip from Page (AZ) to Monument Valley and visited the Four Corners on our way back
[Photos:]
photoFour Corners Benchmark
Found it 7/7/2008 halffast found AD9256   Visit Log
Good condition
[Photos:]
photoCo Ut Az Nm
Found it 7/1/2008 Relic Hounds found AD9256   Visit Log
got this while doing a virtual at the same location
Found it 6/3/2008 Billy Goatee found AD9256   Visit Log
Visiting here while spending a few days in Mesa Verde.
Found it 5/25/2008 Team Laxson found AD9256   Visit Log
Yep, it's still there!
Found it 3/27/2008 tumblebears found AD9256   Visit Log
My first benchmark!
Found it 3/19/2008 TwoMarsRAs found AD9256   Visit Log
Our first benchmark. Always wanted to visit this one!
Found it 3/9/2008 Ut-hdog found AD9256   Visit Log
Found! Goal 1 for 2008 Completed.
[Photos:]
photoSouthern Utah March Geocaches 2008 171.jpg
Found it 11/1/2007 TR1Hemi found AD9256   Visit Log
Was here in 1976, cool to be in 4 States at the same time!
Found it 10/20/2007 samiller71 found AD9256   Visit Log
Found during a windy, dusty day.
Found it 9/23/2007 Relic Hunters DD found AD9256   Visit Log
After visiting Mesa Verde we stopped at Four Corners.
[Photos:]
photo4corners
Found it 9/3/2007 Chasing Blue Sky found AD9256   Visit Log
Found with the family on a holiday weekend.
[Photos:]
photoFour Corners
Found it 9/2/2007 Biker64 found AD9256   Visit Log
No waiting when I was there, neat place
Found it 8/4/2007 dezert dawg found AD9256   Visit Log
An extra bonus to log in the benchmark -- as I had wanted to see the "4 Corners Monument" anyway!!
(#429)
Found it 7/27/2007 Grasshoppers&Ant found AD9256   Visit Log
one-of-a-kind marker, but had to pay $3 ea to see it! Trivia question: why isn't it at N37°,W109°?
[Photos:]
photoFC BM
Found it 7/18/2007 Terza found AD9256   Visit Log
Was here to check out 4-corners and ran into some other geocachers in the parking area who told us there were benchmarks out here, so we found two of them.
Found it 7/18/2007 DopeyDuck found AD9256   Visit Log
Quick and easy. Not too crowded today at the monument either.
[Photos:]
photoClose-up of the disk
Found it 7/10/2007 MadBennies found AD9256   Visit Log
Hot & windy, but fun to stand in 4 states at once!
Found it 7/3/2007 Rotorootie found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this benchmark while finding a virtual cache at this site...
[Photos:]
photoFour Corner Benchmark
Found it 6/29/2007 Legoboyz found AD9256   Visit Log
I see that I should have logged this one as a find instead of the other one that was destroyed in 1992.
Found it 6/25/2007 Wheelers of Fortune found AD9256   Visit Log
In great condition. Loved being in 4 states at once.
Found it 6/22/2007 kingbee found AD9256   Visit Log
nice spot
Found it 5/12/2007 Der Woersy found AD9256   Visit Log
found this one on their trip in the USA
[Photos:]
photoIMG_1219.JPG
Found it 5/7/2007 Die Asbacher Bande found AD9256   Visit Log
#275#

Oma & Opa did this one on their holidays in the USA.

T4TB sagt Die Asbacher Bande


[Photos:]
photoOma on the Benchmark...
photoDie 4 Länder...
Found it 4/19/2007 BantamC found AD9256   Visit Log
Had to see this while on a move from Green Bay to Prescott, Az.
Found it 4/5/2007 hjnielsen found AD9256   Visit Log
Nice
Found it 3/10/2007 Greasepot found AD9256   Visit Log
Here with Daisy-dawg and Garlic. We took a picture, and attached it to the nearby geocache.
Found it 3/10/2007 pillager1 found AD9256   Visit Log
Was here in my youth. Very cool benchmark. Was found as described.
Found it 3/10/2007 gooftroop4 found AD9256   Visit Log
Coolest benchmark we've found so far.
Found it 12/31/2006 teamCull found AD9256   Visit Log
We were here during early June, before we started doing geocaches and benchmarks. Going through some photos for 2006 and noticed this was a benchmark, so we decided to put this one on our found list since we have photos of us standing all over it.

Found it 12/27/2006 tallglenn found AD9256   Visit Log
First benchmark - didn't know what a benchmark was!
[Photos:]
photoco4corners1.jpg
Found it 12/20/2006 GermanSailor found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it, did some push-ups in 4 states...

Found it 12/19/2006 iceladee found AD9256   Visit Log
Hubby and I were visiting our son. 4 Corners was only an hour away. So glad we went, beautiful country, but so cold and windy in Dec. Snowed on the way there, it was beautiful.
[Photos:]
photoIceladee at 4 Corners
4 Corners Benchmark 12/19/06
Found it 11/25/2006 shakaduo found AD9256   Visit Log
one of the easier benchmarks found
shakaduo
hangloose
Found it 10/27/2006 chinookcapt found AD9256   Visit Log
Four Corners
[Photos:]
photoFour Corners
Found it 9/29/2006 Ramblin Ramsey's found AD9256   Visit Log
Another one.
Found it 9/25/2006 TracksAll & Will Ketchum found AD9256   Visit Log
Since the original is missing, I guess this one is it!
Ranger TracksAll & Investigator I WIll Ketchum From Virginia
[Photos:]
photoFour states in one - Incredible Benchmark
photoBenchmark Interp Sign
Found it 9/15/2006 bhr1630 found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this mark today in excellent condition. Coords are right on. Can't miss this one. I would like to note that there is a reference mark pointing right @ this mark about 50 feet northwest of the mark in the middle of the gravel road. Is it possible the original disk was part of a triangulation station ? The name on the mark was not legible so it is hard to know for sure. I will post pictures soon.
[Photos:]
photoFour Corners Benchmark.jpg
photoFour Corners Ref Mark.jpg
photoFour Corners Ref Mark Pic 2.jpg
Found it 9/10/2006 GrizzFlyer found AD9256   Visit Log
Found in good condition today surrounded by tourists. Took several pix.
[Photos:]
photo4Corners
Found it 8/29/2006 evelbug found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this while on vacation.
[Photos:]
photoRik and Kristi at Four Corners
Found it 8/20/2006 quietbreezes found AD9256   Visit Log
almost forgot to log this
found while doing 4 corners
Found it 8/15/2006 go_pokes found AD9256   Visit Log
Great benchmark. Found with a bunch of family on vacation.
Found it 8/15/2006 appytr found AD9256   Visit Log
On vacation, it does not get any easier than this.
Michigan Geocaching Organization\nhttp://www.mi-geocaching.org';
USGS Benchmark Recovery Entry\nhttp://www.ngs.noaa.gov/FORMS_PROCESSING-cgi-bin/recvy_entry_www.prl';

[This entry was edited by appytr on Saturday, September 09, 2006 at 12:55:36 PM.]
[Photos:]
photoHere it is
I can't believe I managed to find this one.
Found it 7/27/2006 Firehogs found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it- first benchmark.
Found it 7/19/2006 Ellesche2100 found AD9256   Visit Log
Neat place. Visited with res2100 and son.
Found it 7/19/2006 res2100 found AD9256   Visit Log
Found while on vacation.
[Photos:]
photo4 corners
Found it 7/13/2006 MichaelShafferFamily found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this before we started officially geocaching.
Found it 7/13/2006 mausmobile found AD9256   Visit Log
Fulfilled a cheesy childhood wish at this benchmark, with photos to prove it. Saw the fullest Porta-Potties ever.

1st benchmark! mausmobile (w/Ian)
Found it 7/9/2006 Agents of KAOS found AD9256   Visit Log
Hard to miss this one!
-- Agents of KAOS (RAP & the LFW)
-- Longmont, Colorado

Found it 7/4/2006 mac7 found AD9256   Visit Log
Found while on vaaction with the family from Pelham, Alabama.
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Me, my GPS and the brass 4 corners marker
Found it 6/26/2006 geowoodstock found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it while on vacation!!
Found it 6/22/2006 Clan Mroczko found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this benchmark to be as decribed and in good condition. Found this benchmark while doing the Four Corners cache.
Found it 6/9/2006 Bigmama763 found AD9256   Visit Log
Like Thelad said...
[Photos:]
photoWhere 4 states meet.
Found it 6/9/2006 thelad found AD9256   Visit Log
We found it while doing the 4 Corners cache. Bigmama763 took the photo.
Found it 6/6/2006 Totavi found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this one before the great debacle of my Dad's wife locking the keys to the car in the trunk. That put the joy right out of this visit for a bit, but I am glad to have seen this monument
Found it 5/20/2006 rob14erguy found AD9256   Visit Log
First time to this site. Came here while on vacation.
Found it 5/13/2006 lesslost2 found AD9256   Visit Log
Arguably the most famous benchmark of them all! A must have for any benchmarker.
Found it 4/22/2006 Southpaw found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this one in great condition while in the area.
[Photos:]
photoSP-4 Corners.JPG
Found it 4/17/2006 bflylady found AD9256   Visit Log
Commemorating memorable family visit in May '94 :)
Found it 4/5/2006 Goodguys found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this one while on a 3 week road trip from British Columbia, Canada.

[Photos:]
photoAt the spot.
Found it 3/29/2006 Dew Crew found AD9256   Visit Log
Got there after the gates were closed, but walked in. On the way to a conference of my dad's in Las Vegas.
[Photos:]
photoMe at the monument/BM
Found it 3/21/2006 WhirledCache found AD9256   Visit Log
Recovered in good condition as described.
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photoAD9256
Found it 2/11/2006 Uncle Alaska found AD9256   Visit Log
Cold, Windy Day...still there (as expected)

-UA
Found it 1/8/2006 smaro found AD9256   Visit Log
1 of 6 corners visited in the southern plains on a 3500 mile road trip.
Found it 12/3/2005 Angela and Tony found AD9256   Visit Log
Four Corners
[Photos:]
photoFour Corners
Found it 9/3/2005 Eyedoc found AD9256   Visit Log
Didn't realize this counted as a benchmark. A fun day visiting and caching nearby in Colorado.

Eyedoc
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photo4 Corners Benchmark
Found it 6/27/2005 libertylady found AD9256   Visit Log
It was fun exploring the 4 corners.
Found it 6/24/2005 mohaveman found AD9256   Visit Log
Found many times
Found it 6/21/2005 ~del Mar~ found AD9256   Visit Log
fun day at the monument
Found it 5/29/2005 Viper pilot found AD9256   Visit Log
Great place to put a marker. Enjoyed locals selling their stuff.
Found it 5/5/2005 TeamR found AD9256   Visit Log
Found while visiting the monument.
Found it 4/21/2005 Dorkteam6 found AD9256   Visit Log
Found while at the monument
Found it 3/13/2005 eagle8247 found AD9256   Visit Log
Have been here once before I discovered geocaching and benchmarks. eagle8247

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photoIM002373.jpg
Found it 3/4/2005 Hikeaday found AD9256   Visit Log
My first benchmark. Couldn't help but notice it while doing the virtual Four Corners Monument geocache.
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photoBanchmark and Garmin
Didn't really need GPSr to find this benchmark
Found it 1/16/2005 zdv found AD9256   Visit Log
This marker is a very easy find from the highway but you do have to pay the $3 fee to park. A nice stop on the way to Provo from Albuquerque!
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photoMarker!..
Found it 1/4/2005 DocW found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it whilst gathering information for GC6A98
Found it 8/3/2004 halftrip found AD9256   Visit Log
Found one, found 'em all, I say. Since it is four corners, shouldn't this count as four benchmarks?
Found it 7/11/2004 cachehappy-cashpoor found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this one at the exact same time as GC6A98 - Four Corners Monument Virtual Cache. The place was really busy. We posted a picture on the other site.
Found it 6/12/2004 AJ33P found AD9256   Visit Log
Stopped here on our way to Mexico with our Venture Crew. Most weren't too interested in geocaching, but we drug them along anyway. Almost forgot to log this find, just remembered while logging other benchmarks we found today (July 3) We had trouble with camera and wiped out most of our vacation pictures. :(


[This entry was edited by cache_venturers on Monday, July 12, 2004 at 11:31:42 AM.]
Found it 5/23/2004 seventhings found AD9256   Visit Log
Found as described.
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photoAD9256 - the Mark
photoAD9256 in UT, CO, AZ and NM
Found it 5/15/2004 The Simpsons found AD9256   Visit Log
One of the easier benchmarks!
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photo4corners.JPG
Found it 1/29/2004 Mayfly22 found AD9256   Visit Log
Making a wide swing between Canyon de Chelly and Grand Canyon and had to stop by.
Mayfly22
Found it 1/17/2004 Pablo1111 found AD9256   Visit Log
N 36° 59.940 W 109° 02.709
Yeah~we found it! Recovered in Grand condition! Kinda hard to miss! and cost $3 per person just to see it! But what a nice spot to put the 4 corners!
Found it 1/3/2004 clan MacLeod found AD9256   Visit Log
found it right where someone left it. a little wet out that day but still a nice day to cache.
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photoclan MacLeod
Found it 11/8/2003 tspar1 found AD9256   Visit Log
I first visited this site in 1957. There was no one around, no cars, no indians, no curio and crafts stands and no monument. It was just a cement post about 1 foot square and about 12 tall with a standard benchmark disc in the top. Ah the good old days.
Found it 8/8/2003 Aquosus found AD9256   Visit Log
During our holidays in the states, we could not resist visiting this place.
[Photos:]
photoBunch of Bugs
The participants of the trans-Atlantic geobugrace that are travelling togheter with us to their startingplace : Cache witness Post in Arizona.
photoDoggystyle catching a breath at AD9256 Four Corners-Benchmark
Found it 7/20/2003 manicmechanic found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this one while visiting the area
Found it 7/12/2003 Corfman Clan found AD9256   Visit Log
Recovered in good condition
Found it 7/3/2003 ToMonaInc found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this one in order to do the Four Corners Cache.
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photoToMonaInc
The starting point
Found it 6/30/2003 BigOsFan69 found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this mark while visiting the Great American West.
Found it 5/13/2003 iontarget found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it with TheStosh on our honeymoon.
Found it 5/13/2003 thestosh found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this one on our honeymoon. - TheStosh, Melinda 05/13/2003
[Photos:]
photoAD9256 - Four Corners - benchmark disk
photoAD9256 - Four Corners - View of area
Found it 5/11/2003 Me & Bucky found AD9256   Visit Log
N 36° 59.938 W 109° 02.710

Benchmark recovered as described, in good condition.

Probably the most famous benchmark loaction in the U.S.
[Photos:]
photoJust the Benchmark
Found it 11/9/2002 CallawayMT found AD9256   Visit Log
Can't come down into this area without seeing the 4 Corners monument.
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photo4 Corners Monument
Found it 10/5/2002 Ozona found AD9256   Visit Log
Found it as needed to complete the Four Corners geocache.
Found it 8/11/2002 submanager found AD9256   Visit Log
Found this during a visit to Four Corners.
Found it 6/12/2002 Helodriver found AD9256   Visit Log
found while placing the Four Corners Cache. Actually, this marker is integral to the four corners cache! see a picture of it on the four corners cache page.
Found it 2/27/2002 cs2 found AD9256   Visit Log
Worth the stop.
Found it 9/1/2001 SSBN616G found AD9256   Visit Log
On the way back home to Albuquerque after a trip to Portland, OR, and decided to stop to see this unique place in America.
Found it 8/24/1999 miammocar01 found AD9256   Visit Log
Found with family on vacation
Found it 7/4/1999 harsensis found AD9256   Visit Log
I found this one in 1978, but the date doesn't go that far back.
Found it 6/28/1997 tenebrus found AD9256   Visit Log
My year is off by one (I should have 1996 but the menu doesn't want to let me log this). I went (10,000+ miles) cross-country with my dad for 3 week back in 1996. This was one of the places that I really hoped to visit as long as we were "in the vicinity."
Found it 7/1/1996 Blue Canary found AD9256   Visit Log
found it
Found it 4/20/1994 Goat Haunt found AD9256   Visit Log
Benchmark located on station in good condition.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1992 by BLM (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT 1992 (DW) THE STATION IS LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE FOUR STATE CORNERS OF COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, UTAH AND ARIZONA AND IS THAT POINT MARKED BY A BRASS DISK. IT IS IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SEC. 20, T 32 N, R 20 W. OWNERSHIP---THE MARK IS THE DIVIDING LINE FOR THE NAVAJO AND UTE MOUNTAIN UTE RESERVATIONS WHICH OWN THE LAND AROUND THE MONUMENT TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF U. S. HIGHWAY 160 AND 666 ABOUT 20 MI (32.2 KM) SOUTHWEST OF CORTEZ, GO SOUTHWEST ON U. S. HIGHWAY 160 FOR 18.0 MI (29.0 KM) TO THE BRIDGE OVER THE SAN JUAN RIVER. CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 0.9 MI (1.4 KM) TO A PAVED ROAD RIGHT AT TOP OF GRADE. TURN RIGHT, NORTHWEST, PASSING THROUGH A POLE GATE, FOR 0.3 MI (0.5 KM) TO THE TOLL BOOTH. CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 0.2 MI (0.3 KM) TO THE CIRCULAR DRIVE OF THE FOUR CORNERS MONUMENT AND THE DISK IN THE CENTER OF THE MONUMENT. THIS STATION WILL HAVE HEAVY TOURIST TRAFFIC AROUND IT. IF NIGHT OBSERVATIONS ARE MADE, CONTACT THE OFFICE OF NAVAJO TRIBAL LAND ADMINISTRATION, THE NAVAJO NATION, P.O. BOX 308, WINDOW ROCK, AZ 86515, FOR INFORMATION ON GETTING A GATE UNLOCKED. THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 602-871-4530 OR 602-871-7040 THE STATION MARK IS A SPECIAL BRASS DISK SET IN A GRANITE SLAB. THE POINT TO USE IS THE CENTER OF THE CROSS LINES SHOWING THE STATES THAT COME TOGETHER AT THIS POINT.
11/25/1998 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1998 (CSM) THE STATION IS LOCATED AT FOUR CORNERS, AT THE POINT WHERE ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO, UTAH AND COLORADO MEET. OWNERSHIP--NAVAJO NATION. FOR ACCESS TO THE STATION CONTACT MR. LEMONT YAZZIE, NAVAJO NATION, PHONE 520-871-7058 OR CONTACT THE NAVAJO TRIBAL LAND ADMINISTRATION, PO BOX 9000, WINDOW ROCK AZ 86515, PHONE 520-871-6401 OR 871-6000. TO REACH THE STATION FROM JUNCTION OF US HIGHWAYS 64 AND 160 LOCATED IN THE NAVAJO VILLAGE OF TEEC NOS POS AZ, GO NORTHEAST ON US HIGHWAY 160 FOR 9.25 KM (5.75 MI) TO THE ENTRANCE ROAD TO THE FOUR CORNERS MONUMENT ON THE LEFT. TURN LEFT, NORTHWEST ON THE ENTRANCE ROAD FOR 0.32 KM (0.20 MI) TO THE TOLL BOOTH. FOR ACCESS TO THE STATION, CONTINUE AHEAD, NORTHWEST FOR 0.32 KM (0.20 MI) TO THE CIRCULAR DRIVE AROUND THE MONUMENT. THE STATION IS A PUNCH MARK IN THE CENTER OF THE CROSS LINES IN A 20 CM (8 INCH) BRASS DISK SET IN THE CENTER OF THE MONUMENT INDICATING WHERE THE FOUR STATES JOIN TOGETHER. THE DISK IS INSCRIBED, US DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, UTAH, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, CADASTRAL SURVEY 1992, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT. IT IS IN THE CENTER OF THE MONUMENT, 10.06 M (33.01 FT) NORTHWEST OF A FLAG POLE.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by GPS observations and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in July 1997.
  • The orthometric height was determined by GPS observations and a high-resolution geoid model.
  • The X, Y, and Z were computed from the position and the ellipsoidal ht.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The ellipsoidal height was determined by GPS observations and is referenced to NAD 83.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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