Eightmile Mesa Lookout
US 912, CO 17

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 912, CO 17 (view other lookouts in United States, Colorado)
Date Registered August 17, 2011
Nominated by Kent Argow
Location San Juan National Forest
Archuleta County, Colorado
Coordinates N 37° 10.284' W 106° 59.820' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 10' 17" W 106° 59' 49"
N 37.171400° W 106.997000°
Elevation 8,165 ft (2,489 m)
Built 1963
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Pagosa Ranger District


The first Eightmile Mesa Lookout on the San Juan National Forest was 14'x14' wooden cab built by the CCC in 1941. It was replaced by a CL 100 metal cab with catwalk on a 30' tower in 1963 and is used in emergencies.

As of 2019, the condition of the tower is excellent and needs no work.  The condition of the cab is good and needs “some work but very minor”.  Condition of interior “needs work, but very minor, just cleaning”.


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