Sugarloaf Mountain Lookout
US 575, AZ 55

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 575, AZ 55 (view other lookouts in United States, Arizona)
Date Registered June 1, 2004
Nominated by Carrie Dennett, Ecologist/Fire Management Officer
Location Chiricahua National Monument
Cochise County, Arizona
Coordinates N 32° 00.667' W 109° 19.583' (view using Google Maps)
N 32° 00' 40" W 109° 19' 35"
N 32.011110° W 109.326390°
Elevation 7,238 ft (2,206 m)
Built 1935
Administered by National Park Service
Cooperators National Park Service


Sugarloaf Mountain Lookout was built by the CCC in 1935 on the Chiricahua National Monument, the last stronghold of Cochise. The 14’x14 ground house with stone base and permanent overhang roof is one of two of this NPS design known. The other was Millers Head Lookout in Shenahdoah National Park, VA which was removed in the 1980s. Sugarloaf is linked with Barfoot Lookout (NHLR US#218, AZ#12) for coverage of the Monument as well as adjacent Coronado National Forest.


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Visit Reports

June 29, 2019: Richard Dasheiff


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? Yes
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No


June 2019 photo

June 2019 photo - courtesy of Richard Dasheiff