Webb Peak Lookout
US 451, AZ 44

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 451, AZ 44 (view other lookouts in United States, Arizona)
Date Registered January 31, 2003
Nominated by Dave Lorenz, AZ/NM Registrar
Location Coronado National Forest
Graham County, Arizona
Coordinates N 32° 42.656' W 109° 55.386' (view using Google Maps)
N 32° 42' 39" W 109° 55' 23"
N 32.710930° W 109.923100°
Elevation 9,984 ft (3,043 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Safford Ranger District


Now in inactive status, Webb Peak Lookout was constructed on the Coronado National Forest in 1933 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 46’ Aermotor MC-40 with 7’x7’ metal cab originally had a platform ladder access with handrails but has been converted and only the last section uses a ladder.


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Visit Reports

May 13, 2020: Gary Huckleberry


Needs paint? Not Applicable
Shutters OK? Not Applicable
Condition of wood OK? Not Applicable
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? No
Good condition? No
Comments: This lookout was cooked by the 2017 Frye Fire. It is surrounded by charred standing and fallen timber. Temperatures on the tower exceeded 1200 F as indicated by drops of molten aluminum at the base of the structure. The steel frame of the lookout is in good condition; uncertain about the cabin at top.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? Trail head sign at Columbine Campground. However, trail to the structure is difficult to follow in places due to fallen timber and erosion. Trail connecting the lookout from Ash Creek is extremely difficult to follow due to fallen timber, aspen regrowth, and erosion.


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? Unsure
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Unsure