Grand Canyon National Park
2009/2010 Accomplishment Report
Rehabilitation of Inner Canyon Corridor trails
Rehabilitation work continues on the main corridor trails in Grand Canyon. The improvements have made the trails more sustainable and usable for both human foot traffic and park livestock for years to come. The repairs give the trails the necessary structure – good walking surfaces and stable retaining walls – to endure both the harsh environment and varied trail uses.
Hermits Road Trail
The new portion of the accessible Hermits Road Trail, which is used as a combination hike/bike trail, has new benches in various locations and new signs for wayside information and visitor directions. Also along the Hermit Road Trails, rehabilitation of Maricopa Point viewing area and trail now provides handicapped accessibility. Work included gradient corrections and paving of the trail and its associated viewing area. Safety rails were modified and rebuilt to allow viewing of the canyon from a wheelchair height. Stone curbing also was installed along the trail near the canyon rim to increase safety. The result: A safe access point for all visitors to the area. The rehabilitation of the South Kaibab rail significantly improved conditions for both hikers and stock users. NPS photo
The new portion of the accessible Hermits Road rail, which is used as a combination hike/bike trail. NPS photo