River Trail – Grand Canyon National Park AZ

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Description

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.”

Source notes

CCC Walking Tour:

"The Civilian Conservation Corps: A Legacy Preserved at Grand Canyon Village," by the National Park Service.
https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/upload/CCC-Walking-Tour-GRCA.pdf

http://content.library.arizona.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/NewDeal/id/184/rec/18

https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/historyculture/ccc.htm

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 29, 2022.

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Location Info


Colorado River Trail
Grand Canyon National Park , AZ 96023

Coordinates: 36.097171, -112.0930

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