|Registry Numbers||US 806, CO 10 (view other lookouts in United States, Colorado)|
|Date Registered||May 1, 2009|
|Nominated by||Tessy Shirakawa|
Mesa Verde National Park
Montezuma County, Colorado
N 37° 16.828' W 108° 27.688' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 16' 50" W 108° 27' 41"
N 37.280470° W 108.461470°
|Elevation||8,571 ft (2,612 m)|
|Administered by||National Park Service|
|Cooperators||Mesa Verde National Park|
Park Point Lookout in Mesa Verde National Park was constructed in 1939 by the CCC using a special rustic design to blend with the surrounding summit. It has a unique 17' octagonal floor plan. The lookout is constructed of native sandstone, quarried on Chapin Mesa and worked by hand to emulate the stylistic appearance of other Modified Pueblo Revival buildings in the park. It is also an example of the 1920s National Park Service Rustic style that adapted structures to blend with their immediate landscapes.
As of 2019, the condition of Cab is good but “could use some painting and repair to walkway around the LO”. The interior “floors could use a refinishing and rewiring of electronics”.
|Needs paint?||No Response|
|Condition of wood OK?||Yes|
|Comments:||Looks recently painted and has some new furniture. Nice new door.|
Electronics and Enroachments
|Are electronic sites enroaching on tower?||No|
Access and Signs
|NHLR sign posted?||Yes|
|Directions to tower signed?||No|
According to rangers, the area has received so much precipitation this spring and summer, the fire danger is pretty low, so it may not be staffed this season. Will be staffed if fire danger increases.
Opportunities for Volunteer Support
|Volunteers staffing opportunities?||No Response|
|Volunteer maintenance opportunities?||No Response|