“Instead of the usual pit stop,” supervising landscape architect Philip E. Flores explained, “our design team tried to provide an inspirational respite.” The designers augmented Grizzly Creek with artificial pools and waterfalls and an island and replaced an old gas station, orchard, fruit stand, and mobile home park with native plants. The new concrete, glass, and tile comfort station (1991, David Davis) is solar-warmed and lighted and earth-sheltered, with stepped walls, terraces, and rock gardens that harmonize with the strata of the canyon. To protect Grizzly Creek and the Colorado River, which converge here, the toilets are waterless, selfcomposting Clivas-Multrum devices.
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Grizzly Creek Rest Area
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