You really can’t explore the Four Corners region without taking at least a shallow dive into Indigenous history and culture. Many of the locations you’ll be drawn to visit, like Mesa Verde and Canyon de Chelly tell the story of the Ancestral Puebloan people who lived there from about 550 to 1300 A.D. The Navajo, Hopi, and Ute are […]
Culture & History
Discover the untold story of Navajo Code Talkers, unsung heroes of WWII. Learn how their unbreakable code played a crucial role in the Pacific theater.
Discover the captivating Chimney Rock National Monument in Colorado! Explore Ancestral Puebloan sites, hike to the iconic spire, and witness the Major Lunar Standstill. Plan your visit now.
Located slightly south of Socorro and on the western side of the Rio Grande are the ruins of the largely forgotten Fort Craig, which was once a significant stronghold in the newly acquired American lands. The Public Lands Interpretive Association (PLIA) is embarking on an ambitious project to digitally reconstruct the fort, aiming to enhance […]
Discover the ancient Navajo defensive sites, known as ‘pueblitos,’ scattered across the Four Corners region. Experience the legacy of these fortified structures built by the Navajo between the late 1600s and mid-1700s, strategically positioned to guard against invaders. Learn about the rich history, preservation efforts, and the challenge of accessing these remote locations. Explore notable sites like Frances Canyon Ruin, Split Rock Ruin, Tapacito Ruin, and more, each revealing the intricate history of early Navajo inhabitants. Delve into the past and experience the legacy of these unique defensive structures that played a vital role in safeguarding the Navajo communities.
Explore Cortez, Colorado: A hub for history, culture, and outdoor adventure in the heart of the Four Corners region, offering breathtaking landscapes and ancient ruins.