Benchmark Lookout
US 762, CO 9

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 762, CO 9 (view other lookouts in United States, Colorado)
Date Registered March 17, 2009
Location San Juan National Forest
Dolores County, Colorado
Coordinates N 37° 46.024' W 108° 34.279' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 46' 01" W 108° 34' 17"
N 37.767070° W 108.571310°
Elevation 9,262 ft (2,823 m)
Built 1970
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Dolores Ranger District


One of only six active lookouts in Colorado, Benchmark Lookout on the San Juan National Forest was built in 1970 to replace Glade Mountain Lookout. It is a 14'x14' R2 flattop cab with catwalk on a 42’ wooden tower.


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