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Devils Kitchen Picnic Shelter

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The Devils Kitchen Picnic Shelter in Colorado National Monument was designed by Harvey H. Cornell, Jerome C. Miller and Kenneth M. Saunders of the National Park Service Branch of Plans and Design in 1940. It was built by workers from the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Public Works Administration in 1941, in the National Park Service Rustic style. The shelter features three sandstone fireplaces, as well as toilets and service facilities.

Construction was carried out by craftsmen, known as LEM's (Local Experienced Men), with suitable skills, reputedly stonemasons of Italian descent. Much of the material came from Rim Rock Drive construction. The picnic shelter was built by the men of CCC camp NM-2-C.

The shelter is unusual due to its large size and diversified function.

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23 January 2012
Drive the 23-mile Rim Rock Drive through the red-rock canyon, take part in a ranger-led program that explores everything from geology to wildlife or hop on your road bike.
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7 April 2011
A great place for the whole family. Hiking for beginners to the more advanced. Junior Rangers program offered for kids 4-12 designed to teach kids about natural wonders.
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2383-2389 Monument Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81507, USA

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