North Rim Road, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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North Rim Road, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Nearest city Crawford, Colorado
Area 231 acres (93 ha)
Built 1933
Built by Civilian Conservation Corps
Architect NPS-Engineering Branch
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 05001181[1]
Added to NRHP September 6, 2005

The North Rim Road, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, near Crawford, Colorado was built during 1933-38. It is an approximately five mile long roadway, with viewpoints and associated structures. It is recognized as a "designed landscape". It includes five overlooks over the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.[2]

Construction[edit]

Designed by the National Park Service's NPS-Engineering Branch, the road would be built by the Civilian Conservation Corps[1] Designers included T.W. Secrest, who received input from NPS landscape architects including Thomas Chalmers Vint, Howard M. Baker, and Charles A. Richey.[2]

Listing[edit]

It was listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005; the listing also termed it the North Rim Road Historic District. The district includes five contributing buildings, six contributing sites and 11 other contributing structures.[1]

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