Alder Ridge Lookout
US 592, CA 63

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 592, CA 63 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered September 21, 2004
Nominated by Kathy Allison
Location Eldorado National Forest
El Dorado County, California
Coordinates N 38° 44.640' W 120° 20.400' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 44' 38" W 120° 20' 24"
N 38.744000° W 120.340000°
Elevation 6,192 ft (1,887 m)
Built 1936
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Placerville Ranger District


Overlooking the South Fork American River Canyon on the Eldorado National Forest, Alder Ridge Lookout was constructed by the CCC in 1936. It is a 60’ Aermotor tower with a 7’x7’ metal cab. In 2004 a Passport In Time project restoring the tower and ground residence was completed.


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