Chapin Mesa Lookout
US 875, CO 13

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 875, CO 13 (view other lookouts in United States, Colorado)
Date Registered March 16, 2010
Nominated by Allen Farnsworth, Fire Management Officer
Location Mesa Verde National Park
Montezuma County, Colorado
Coordinates N 37° 11.797' W 108° 29.089' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 11' 48" W 108° 29' 05"
N 37.196610° W 108.484810°
Elevation 7,125 ft (2,172 m)
Built 1945
Administered by National Park Service
Cooperators Mesa Verde National Park


Constructed in Mesa Verde National Park in 1945, Chapin Mesa Lookout is one of a kind. The 42' tower with an open 6'x6' cab sits on an 8" surplus well casing with a steel ladder welded on the side. The roof came from the cab of a road grader.


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