Geotourism: tourism that sustains or enhances the geographic character of a place -
its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.
The Four Corners Geotourism project offers the visitor rich and extensive information facilitating creation of an unforgettable journey through this magnificent and unchanged region, while respecting the resources that make it authentic and noteworthy..
For the visitor there are two special tools:
1) The hard copy MapGuide is one of National Geographic's Destination Map series, and identifies approximately 100 historic, geographic, cultural and artistic choices for creating an itinerary that reflects the traveler's own special interests. 2) The Four Corners website, created through a collaborative process where local businesses nominate themselves to the site at no cost, contains nearly 900 destinations organized by category to make selection clear and efficient. As set forth in the definition of Geotourism (above), the ultimate goal is for the visitor to experience Four Corners places as the locals do and at the same time spare the region's resources the wear and tear that so often comes with tourism.