Hermit Road and Overlooks – Grand Canyon Village AZ

Description

The federal Bureau of Public Roads (BPR) built the Hermit Road in Grand Canyon Village in 1934-35.  The National Park Service (NPS) website says this: “Hermit Road and most of its associated overlooks and parking areas are historic, designed and constructed in 1934-1935 by the Bureau of Public Roads and the National Park Service.”

Hermit Road and its overlooks have some of the best views of the Grand Canyon on the south rim.  It is commonly thought that the overlooks and wall were the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), but it was the BPR and NPS.

The road was modernized and widened in 2008 to conform with current safety standards.  It is only open to private vehicles in the winter; the rest of the year, it is served by shuttle bus and open to walkers and bicylists.

Source notes

https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/management/hermit.htm (accessed April 28, 2022)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 28, 2022.

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Location Info


Hermit Road
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023

Coordinates: 36.069863, -112.149796

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