Leon Peak Lookout
US 919, CO 18

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 919, CO 18 (view other lookouts in United States, Colorado)
Date Registered September 11, 2011
Nominated by Kent Argow
Location Grand Mesa National Forest
Mesa County, Colorado
Coordinates N 39° 04.765' W 107° 50.637' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 04' 46" W 107° 50' 38"
N 39.079420° W 107.843950°
Elevation 11,196 ft (3,413 m)
Built 1912
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests


Designed in 1911 before lookouts were standardized, Leon Peak Lookout on the Grand Mesa National Forest is constructed of logs and corrugated sheet metal. It was abandoned after a few years due to frequent lightning, but after 100 years of severe weather the well-constructed log frame still stands.


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