East Inlet Trail

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East Inlet Trail
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East Inlet Trail is located in Colorado
East Inlet Trail
East Inlet Trail is located in the US
East Inlet Trail
Nearest city Grand Lake, Colorado
Coordinates 40°14′21″N 105°47′58″W / 40.23917°N 105.79944°W / 40.23917; -105.79944Coordinates: 40°14′21″N 105°47′58″W / 40.23917°N 105.79944°W / 40.23917; -105.79944
Area less than one acre
Built 1934
MPS Rocky Mountain National Park MPS
NRHP reference # 05000073[1]
Added to NRHP February 28, 2005

The East Inlet Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, was established in 1913 to provide access from Grand Lake to a series of lakes 6 miles (9.7 km) to the east of Grand Lake. The trail originates at the east stream inlet to Grand lake: confusingly, it is close to the west portal of the Alva B. Adams Tunnel which conveys water from the west side of the Continental Divide under the park to the east slope of the Rocky Mountains. The trail was developed further in the 1920s, but was still considered to be in poor condition. In the 1930s further improvements were made, and in 1934 workers from the Public Works Administration rebuilt the section between Lone Pine Lake and Lake Verna; in 1940 workers from the Civilian Conservation Corps improved three miles of trail beyond Adam Falls, building causeway sections through swampy areas. The trail was rebuilt again in 1970, and was improved between 2000 and 2003 with stone steps and handrails at Adam Falls.[2]

The trail was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 28, 2005.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Standish, Sierra (September 27, 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: East Inlet Trail". National Park Service. Retrieved 25 August 2011.