CCC building the River Trail - Grand Canyon AZ
In 1933-36, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed the Grand Canyon’s River Trail at the bottom of the canyon between the Bright Angel and Kaibab trails.
The National Park Service’s CCC Walking Tour, discussing various CCC trail development projects, notes: “The Colorado River Trail (also 1933-36), connecting the Bright Angel Trail and the South Kaibab Trail along the south side of the Colorado River, is only two miles (3 km) long, but has the reputation of being the most difficult and hazardous trail construction ever attempted in the canyon. Crew members blasted the trail bed into the schist and granite cliffs directly above the river.”
CCC Walking Tour:
"The Civilian Conservation Corps: A Legacy Preserved at Grand Canyon Village," by the National Park Service.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 29, 2022.
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