Kolb Studio Stairway – Grand Canyon Village AZ

CCC-built stairway

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) conducted extensive development work at Grand Canyon Village, c 1933-37, including paths, bridges and stairways.  As they rebuilt the Rim Trail and its rock wall, they also created the stone stairway down to the Kolb… read more

Rim Trail: Rock Wall – Grand Canyon Village AZ

Rim Trail: CCC-built rock wall - Grand Canyon Village AZ

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) conducted extensive development work at Grand Canyon Village, including reconstruction of an approximately 0.4-mile stretch of wall along the central portion of the Rim Trail, roughly between Bright Angel Lodge and El Tovar Hotel. The… read more

Rim Trail: Resurfacing – Grand Canyon Village AZ

Rim trail in front of Thunderbird Hotel - Grand Canyon Village AZ

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) conducted extensive development work at Grand Canyon Village, 1933 to 1937, including resurfacing the Rim Trail from roughly Hermit Road to Yavapai Point. The resurfacing extended far beyond the part of the trail in front… read more

Rim Trail: Log Benches – Grand Canyon Village AZ

Log bench along Rim Trail

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) conducted extensive development work at Grand Canyon Village,  1933-37. The National Park Service CCC Walking Tour notes that: “While the CCC crews were refurbishing the rock wall [along Rim Trail, in 1935], they also constructed… read more

Greenway – Grand Canyon Village AZ

Grand Canyon Village Greenway construction, 1934

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) conducted extensive development work at Grand Canyon Village. At the same time, the lesser-known and short-lived Civil Works Administration (CWA) of winter 1933-34 developed a path at the village in early 1934. A period photograph… read more

Wooden Bridge – Grand Canyon Village AZ

CCC-built wooden bridge

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) conducted extensive development work at Grand Canyon Village, including the construction of a modest wooden bridge across Bright Angel Wash that can be found along a path between the railroad tracks and Village Loop Drive,… read more

Culvert and Improvements – Grand Canyon Village AZ

CCC-built culvert

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) conducted extensive development work at Grand Canyon Village, including construction of a stone culvert at Village Loop Drive just west of its intersection with Center Road, and north of parking Lot C. CCC Walking Tour:… read more