Walk out the back entrance of the portal to the beginning of the Main Loop Trail, and turn to face the Visitor Center. When this structure was built the center portion (what is now the Visitor Center lobby) was an open patio. It was enclosed in 1938. The road to the campground was on the stream side of the Visitor Center. On the stream bank on your right, both of the old concrete bridge abutments are still present. To the left of the Visitor Center you can see some of the cabins that were built for overnight accommodations at the Lodge; they will be discussed at Stop 5. Please do no go up to the cabins, as they are in use as quarters and offices.
Last updated: February 24, 2015