Hopi Tower, at the east end of the Grand Canyon National Park, was designed by Mary Colter, the architect/designer who created many beautiful hotels for the Fred Harvey company along the Santa Fe Railroad and in national parks. Built in 1932, its official name is Indian Watch Tower at Desert View and its design origins go back an Anasazi Watch Tower which would have been built between 1100 and 1300 C.E. in the desert southwest.
I love Mary Colter’s work. . .El Tovar and Bright Angel lodges at the Grand Canyon and now, the rennovated La Posada in Winslow. If you are traveling through Winslow, Arizona you should eat at the elegant and delicious restaurant at La Posada after standing on that famous Winslow, Arizona corner.