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Grand Canyon National Park considers replacing Maswik Lodge

Maswik Lodge as it stands today was built in 1971. / Photo: National Park Service.

 

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With a history dating back to the Fred Harvey era, Maswik Lodge has been a staple at the Grand Canyon since 1927.

Harvey originally had a motor lodge constructed on the site, about a half-mile from the rim, to accommodate visitors who had begun traveling in their own vehicles as opposed to trains or stage coaches. The company eventually added 20 cabins in the 1940s and had an additional 22 moved from Bright Angel Lodge to accommodate growing tourism to the Grand Canyon.

After nearly 40 years, most of the original cabins and motor lodge were demolished in favor of a more modern hotel structure in 1971, although the original stone pillars are still standing as part of the current complex.

Because the Maswik Lodge complex has outlived its intended lifespan, Grand Canyon National Park proposes to demolish the existing structures and build a new lodging complex in Maswik’s existing footprint.

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