National Geographic launches map for Four Corners region | News
For two years National Geographic has worked with locals to create a geo-tourism map.
"National Geographic---that's read worldwide. It will bring even more tourism to this area," said Santa Fe resident Diane Gorcyca.
There are 800 locations on this map that were hand selected by people in the Four Corners.
“It's only gonna be a positive thing to the area and the history of our area,” said Diane’s husband, David Gorcyca.
Eric Dugdale was visiting from California. He only found out about the Aztec Ruins after he visited Chaco Canyon.
He said he could have used a map like this.
“It's quite apparent that it's not that easy to figure out where these things are and I'd love to have a really good map of the area,” Dugdale said.
The Four Corners area is just one of only 17 geo-tourism map guides in the world that National Geographic picked.
Officials said the goal of the map is to showcase what makes the Four Corners rich in culture and history.
“We have this amazing history that people don't know about...and these things are actually quite beautiful,” Dugdale said.
The Aztec Ruins will host a kick off party to launch the new map at from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Anyone is welcome.