Comprehensive Guide to the Southwest’s Four Corners Region Just Published

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Farmington, N.M. lies in the center of the ancient Anasazi world and at the heart of the rugged Indian Country of the Southwest. Farmington’s Convention & Visitors Bureau has just published a 2012 pocket guide with a series of self-guided tours for visitors interested in World Heritage sites and hidden outdoor adventures.

As the largest community in the Four Corners, Farmington, N.M. is a convenient destination for travelers interested in exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Close by are Aztec Ruins, Chaco and its outlier Salmon Ruins, large and well-preserved examples of the ancient Puebloan culture that thrived in the area between 850 and 1300 AD.    Mesa Verde and Canyon de Chelly are easy day trips from Farmington. The city lies on a colorful route through Indian Country that leads from the Grand Canyon to Taos, also World Heritage Sites, and among the most popular travel destinations in the U.S. The Farmington’s Convention & Visitors Bureau has a new guide which provides self-guided tours for visitors interested in information on these World Heritage sites and various outdoor adventures.

The Farmington 2012, Official Area Guide also provides information for adventure seekers looking for customized tours of remote archeological sites or hiking and mountain bike trails in wilderness areas. The 76 page guide may be ordered as a pocket-sized printed piece by mail or downloaded online.

Suggested tours in the guide include Four Corners loops, Indian County journeys through tribal areas in New Mexico and day trips from Farmington to all the Four Corners states. There are convenient links to the abundant outdoor recreation offerings, including trout fishing on the San Juan River, hiking in the Bisti Wilderness, golf at the noted Pinon Hills Golf Course and winter skiing in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.

When you are planning to travel to this astonishingly colorful region of the Southwest, the Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau’s free guide will give you the details you need; about attractions known around the world, and about practicalities like convenient hotels and RV parks.

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