Big Springs Lookout
US 197, AZ 5

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 197, AZ 5 (view other lookouts in United States, Arizona)
Date Registered December 30, 1996
Nominated by David Lorenz, Arizona Registrar & John Hanson, Archaeologist, Kaibab NF
Location Kaibab National Forest
Coconino County, Arizona
Coordinates N 36° 35.610' W 112° 20.077' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 35' 37" W 112° 20' 05"
N 36.593497° W 112.334620°
Elevation 7,894 ft (2,406 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators North Kaibab Ranger District


Big Springs Lookout is located on the north rim of the Grand Canyon on the Kaibab National Forest. This 100 Aermotor tower was constructed in 1934 by contractors from Kanab. A wooden groundhouse was added in 1959. Still in active use, the lookout is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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