Zion National Park: Trail Work and Roadwork – Washington County UT

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The higher elevation portions of the East Rim Trail at Zion National Park were originally completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).  They were intended as a government road and truck trail.  Vehicular use quickly diminished and it became a foot trail.

Although the CCC did not built any other roads and trails in the park, CCC men did significant work on slope stabilization and retaining walls along all of the trails and roads.  Typical CCC stonework can be seen in several places shoring-up trails and roads.

Source notes

Wayne Hinton (with Elizabeth Green): With Picks, Shovels & Hope: The CCC and Its Legacy in the Colorado Plateau.  Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Company (2008).

Project originally submitted by Richard Walker on August 25, 2016.

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Washington County , UT

Coordinates: 37.275513, -112.998331

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