National Register of Historic Places

Death Canyon Barn

Grand Teton National Park

Date Added to Register

Tuesday, August 25, 1998

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The Death Canyon barn/patrol cabin and associated corral are located in the southwestern corner of Grand Teton National Park. The barn/patrol cabin is a one and one half story log building constructed on a substantial stone foundation. Like the barns/cabins at Upper Granite Canyon, Cascade Canyon, and Moran Bay, the Death Canyon Barn is significant for its association with Grand Teton National Park administration and development and for National Park Service rustic architecture. CCC crews constructed the barn at Death Canyon in 1935. It was converted to a tool-cache/habitation facility soon after dissolution of the CCC program. This modified barn housed trail-maintenance crews, rangers on a loop patrol of the southern park canyons, and, briefly, a ranger permanently stationed in the canyon in the 1950s.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources