Monte Vista Lookout
US 449, AZ 42

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 449, AZ 42 (view other lookouts in United States, Arizona)
Date Registered January 31, 2003
Nominated by Dave Lorenz, AZ/NM Registrar
Location Coronado National Forest
Cochise County, Arizona
Coordinates N 31° 49.495' W 109° 18.875' (view using Google Maps)
N 31° 49' 30" W 109° 18' 52"
N 31.824910° W 109.314580°
Elevation 9,480 ft (2,890 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Douglas Ranger District


The 40’ steel tower with a CL-100 metal 14’x14’ cab at Monte Vista Lookout was built in 1966. It replaced a 30’ Aermotor tower built in 1922 that in turn had replaced a crow’s nest tower dating to 1916. The Coronado National Forest station is in active service and will be initially listed on the National Lookout Register until it reaches 50 years of age in 2016.


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