Bryce Canyon Lodge

Bryce Canyon Lodge (HMR55)

Location: Bryce, UT 84764 Garfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 37.628', W 112° 10.069'

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Union Pacific Railroad served Bryce Canyon well as it grew to national park status. The railroad's vision of the site's potential for tourism culminated in the creation of the "Grand Circle Tour", a tour that traveled to several parks in one trip. One of the stops was Bryce Canyon.

A subsidiary of Union Pacific Railroad, Utah Parks Company purchased the property where the lodge sits. In 1923, they asked architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood to survey the site at Bryce Canyon as well as sites at Cedar Breaks and Zion National Park. In four years time, the Bryce Canyon Lodge and 67 cabins were built. This National Historic Landmark is one of the few Underwood lodges still standing.

With the success of the Grand Circle Tour, Union Pacific Railroad brought a wealth of visitors to Bryce Canyon, helping to pioneer a successful chapter in the National Park Service's history.
HM NumberHMR55
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 5:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 396950 N 4165087
Decimal Degrees37.62713333, -112.16781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.628', W 112° 10.069'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 37.68" N, 112° 10' 4.14" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 516 Rim Trail, Bryce UT 84764, US
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