By Sanjana Shenoy
Since the first trimester is coming to an end, we need to celebrate! The perfect way is by taking another ROAD TRIP!!! One of the more “touristy” areas is the Four Corners. If you’re on your way up north to Colorado, you can’t miss it.
The Four Corners is the only place in the U.S. where four states meet, and if you go, you can stand in all four at once. The states include Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Four Corners is located in Navajo country and is pretty old-fashioned, so it doesn’t have running water or electricity. But don’t worry, the selfie lighting is great 🙂
If you’re looking to get out of the heat and experience some snow, then Colorado is the way to go. There’s an endless amount of things to do in Colorado such as hiking and camping, and now is the perfect time to do it because the weather is just right. If you decide to go later in the year, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to go skiing or snowboarding. Colorado also has great hot-air balloon rides and tours that you can check out. Colorado Springs, a well-known city in Colorado, also has some of the most beautiful canyons and hiking trails. I know some people would much rather sit on our phones or laptops, but sometimes it’s good to get some exercise and see the world. Some tourist favorites are Red Rock Canyon and Garden of the Gods.
Remember to check out the hot springs and waterfalls while you’re there. The hot springs are a must because we BASIS students need to relax after having to study for all those tests and quizzes. At the hot springs, you can relax in naturally heated springs even though it may be much colder around you.
If hot springs just aren’t your thing, Colorado has some amazing waterfalls such as Paradise Cove and Hanging Lake. After a short hike across a few streams, you’ll be rewarded by the beauty of Paradise Cove. The cove is almost like a small, but deep pool that’s great for swimming. You can either hang out in one of the pools, or jump from one of the outcroppings if you’re feeling bold.
Hanging Lake might just be the prettiest thing you’ve ever seen. Swimming is unfortunately not allowed, but the breathtaking views and trails are definitely worth it. Though you do have to hike uphill, you’ll get the most amazing views of the jade colored waterfall and lake.
Though the drive to Colorado is lengthy, it’s worth it. Not only do you get to pass through the historic Four Corners, but you also get to experience the hidden treasures of our neighbor. In the end, the experience will be something that you will remember for a lifetime.