Heart Shaped Rock At The Grand Canyon

Here is a photo of Matrimony Rock embedded in the rock wall along the Rim Walk between Kachina Lodge and El Tovar Hotel. The stone was placed there around 1934. That year, the Civilian Conservation Corps crews completely rebuilt part of the rock wall along the rim. Legend has it that a CCC boy found the stone heart and place it in the wall as a symbol to his beloved gal who was a concession employee and lived in Colter Hall. Colter Hall, a two-story rock building, served as housing for the single women concession employees and still serves as housing today.