Trail Ridge Store – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Description

In 1935, enrollees in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed a “museum, curios shop and coffee house” at Fall River Pass. Other CCC ‘boys’ came back in 1939 and added an extension to the building for toilets and a water supply  (Brock, p. 43).

Today, the building functions as the Trail Ridge Store and Cafe, and a large, new visitor center has been constructed next to it.

The Trail Ridge Store is built of stone and timber, with a shingle roof, in the classic National Park Service Rustic Style. 

CCC enrollees were very helpful to the National Park Service as museum guides, as well.

Source notes

Julia Brock, A History of the CCC in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Report to the Rocky Mountain Nature Association and Rocky Mountain National Park, 2005. https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/rmnp/ccc.pdf

Project originally submitted by Joan Greer on August 13, 2022.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


Alpine Visitors Center
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517

Coordinates: 40.4437, -105.754

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