Are there any national parks in the Four Corners area?


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Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado is the nearest national park to the Four Corners Monument, while Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Petrified Forest national parks are all within reasonably short driving distance. Because the Four Corners area is remote, visitors usually combine their trips with nearby destinations.

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Mesa Verde National Park, which is approximately a one-hour drive northeast from the Four Corners Monument, offers some of the best-preserved archaeology in the United States, including 600 cliff dwellings built by the Pueblo people. No lodging is available at the Four Corners site, so visitors often stay near the Grand Canyon or Monument Valley Parks and make day trips to the Four Corners and Mesa Verde National Park.

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