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The Four Corners National Monument, which marks the intersection of four Southwestern states — Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico — recently reopened following a summer-long construction project to install a new plaza and interpretive informational panels.
The popular tourist attraction now features a plaza which was launched in conjunction with the Four Corners Region National Geographic Geotourism MapGuide Project. The project seeks to contribute to the economic health of communities by promoting geotourism, which is defined as tourism that enhances the geographical character of its place, whether by environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and well-being. The Four Corners Region designated for the MapGuide encompasses a major portion of the Colorado Plateau, including communities and private and public lands in the four-state area. The printed MapGuide will be available in fall of 2011. An interactive website, FourCornersGeotourism.com, is also being developed.