Deadman Lookout
US 10, CO 2

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 10, CO 2 (view other lookouts in United States, Colorado)
Date Registered December 17, 1990
Nominated by Donna L. Hepp, District Ranger, U.S. Forest Service, Redfeather RD; Robert D. Sullivan, USFS Ret., LO Volunteer Coordinator
Location Roosevelt-Arapaho National Forest
Larimer County, Colorado
Coordinates N 40° 49.794' W 105° 45.090' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 49' 48" W 105° 45' 05"
N 40.829900° W 105.751499°
Elevation 10,673 ft (3,253 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Canyon Lakes Ranger District


This 55' tower with CL style 14' x 14' cab and catwalk was constructed in 1960. It replaced a wooden fire tower built by the CCC in 1938.

As of 2019, the condition of the tower, roof and cab are good.  It is staffed by volunteers


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Visit Reports

September 12, 2004: Joshua Nigro


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Tower was in great shape. Brand new paint, no rust on tower. Inside was spotless even the windows. Original footings are still in place. Plus there is an old garage they converted in to a vistors center. It is in great condation. Also the Forest Service built a brand new composting bathronn on site.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Comments: They make the tower very ugly.
Other enroachments? There is a cell site attached to the tower by Sprint. The building directly below the tower have solar rays on the roofs

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? Tower was very easy to find all turns were marked by the Forest Service.


Staffed? Yes
It was a great surprise to drive over 200 miles one way just to see this lookout and to find the tower staffed. The Vol was great, he aswered all my questions to the best of his knwoladge.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? Yes
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes
Phone number to the local ranger district is (970)295-6700