Atascosa Lookout
US 201, AZ 8

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 201, AZ 8 (view other lookouts in United States, Arizona)
Date Registered December 30, 1996
Nominated by David Lorenz, Arizona Registrar & Mary Farrell, Archaeologist, Coronado N.F.
Location Coronado National Forest
Coordinates N 31° 25.241' W 111° 08.802' (view using Google Maps)
N 31° 25' 14" W 111° 08' 48"
N 31.420680° W 111.146708°
Elevation 6,070 ft (1,850 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Nogales Ranger District & Friends of Atascosa Lookout


Built between 1930 and 1933, Atascosa Lookout is a 14’x 14’ groundhouse with an unusual modified hip roof with a 2’ overhang. This historic structure on the Coronado National Forest is not far from the Mexican border. It has gutters to collect rainwater for a cistern, a common-sense solution that was strangely not used often in the West. Atacosa Lookout was destroyed in the Murphy Fire on June 6, 2011.


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