Jersey Jim Lookout
US 57, CO 3
Fall 2016 photo

Fall 2016 photo - courtesy of Mark D. Roper

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 57, CO 3 (view other lookouts in United States, Colorado)
Date Registered March 11, 1993
Nominated by Lloyd McNeil, U.S. Forest Service, Mancos, CO
Location San Juan National Forest
Montezuma County, Colorado
Coordinates N 37° 29.828' W 108° 11.012' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 29' 50" W 108° 11' 01"
N 37.497140° W 108.183526°
Elevation 9,830 ft (2,996 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Dolores Ranger District and the Jersey Jim Foundation
Available for Rental Yes


A landmark in the mountains of southwest Colorado since 1942, Jersey Jim Lookout is located on the San Juan National Forest at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet. The original tower, constructed of local spruce, was replaced with a 55’ treated timber tower with a large 15’X15’ live-in cab in 1964. No longer used solely for fire detection, the lookout is available for vacation rentals through the U.S. Forest Service and the Jersey Jim Foundation.

According to a 2019 report, the condition of tower is good and the cab exterior and roof are in excellent condition. Condition of cab interior is excellent.


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Fall 2016 photo

Fall 2016 photo - courtesy of Mark D. Roper