Silver River Adobe Inn - Farmington, New Mexico, NM 87401, United States

History of the Four Corners

  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

The history of the Four Corners incorporates the rich cultures and traditions of Native Americans and the recent history of Spanish and American immigration to the southwest. The Four Corners of the United States, (the only place four states touch at one corner), incorporates the northwest corner of New Mexico and is part of the area known as "Indian Country".

Near to Farmington are the Parks of the Grand Canyon, Canyon lands, Canyon de Chelly, Chaco Canyon, Hovenweep, Mesa Verde, Aztec and Salmon Ruins. These National Parks offer a stupendous array of geological formations and Ancient Native American Ruins. You will recognize the names and scenery of these parks from the mystery novels of Tony Hillerman and many Hollywood films. Also on the list of geological wonders to visit are Shiprock (featured in the film Pontiac Moon with Ted Danson) and the Bisti Badlands wilderness, which has been a major site of dinosaur fossil excavations. Most of the above sites are close enough to Farmington for one day excursions from our B&B, or they permit the next easy day's drive in a regional tour.

Silver River Adobe Inn
3151 West Main Street
Farmington, New Mexico, NM 87401, United States
Call: +1 505 3258219


Silver River Adobe Inn Bed and Breakfast

Rustic elegance awaits you at the Silver River Adobe Inn Bed and Breakfast which was built in the traditional architecture of northern New Mexico and offers a view from each room of the San Juan River. Just up stream the Animas River joins the San Juan River and on the corner of our property is the confluence with the La Plata River, hence the local name of Totah, the meeting place of three rivers. The San Juan River holds 50% of New Mexico’s surface flowing water, rather a miracle for this high desert plateau. Many guests exclaim their delight seeing so much water after hiking and driving through this portion of the American Southwest, called Indian Country by the early Santa Fe Railroad. The Anasazi Ruins of Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Aztec Ruins and Mesa Verde bring tourists from all over the world to the Four Corners. The splendid geology left to us of Shiprock, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, and Canyon lands has been used time and again. Take home a taste of the beauty of our sun and geology.