Hyde Mountain Lookout
US 528, AZ 50

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 528, AZ 50 (view other lookouts in United States, Arizona)
Date Registered August 5, 2003
Nominated by Dave Lorenz, AZ/NM Registrar
Location Prescott National Forest
Yavapai County, Arizona
Coordinates N 34° 50.117' W 112° 55.112' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 50' 07" W 112° 55' 07"
N 34.835280° W 112.918530°
Elevation 7,147 ft (2,178 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Chino Valley Ranger District


Hyde Mountain Lookout on the Prescott National Forest is in semi-active status. The L-5 groundhouse was constructed in 1936. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. No longer in service, there is no road access to it, so visitors have to hike a good hour to the tower.


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Visit Reports

May 8, 2020: Paul Sheppard


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Not Applicable
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Screen door needs work.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No
Comments? We found trailhead ok, then hiked up. A rigorous trail.


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Unsure