Promontory Lookout
US 422, AZ 29

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 422, AZ 29 (view other lookouts in United States, Arizona)
Date Registered March 4, 2002
Nominated by Dave Lorenz, Director, AZ/NM FFLA
Location Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
Coconino County, Arizona
Coordinates N 34° 22.620' W 111° 01.335' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 22' 37" W 111° 01' 20"
N 34.377000° W 111.022250°
Elevation 7,874 ft (2,400 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Black Mesa Ranger District


When the original 121' wooden tower was built on Promontory on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in 1913 it was the highest in the U.S. Eleven years later (1924) the current 110' Aermotor with 7’x7' metal cab was erected. The original ladder was replaced with stairs in 1938. In active service, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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Visit Reports

October 13, 2010: James Nuti


Needs paint? No
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? Sometimes
Staffed during emergencies

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No


Photo courtesy of James Nuti