Park Point Lookout
US 806, CO 10

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 806, CO 10 (view other lookouts in United States, Colorado)
Date Registered May 1, 2009
Nominated by Tessy Shirakawa
Location Mesa Verde National Park
Montezuma County, Colorado
Coordinates 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)
Built 1939
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”. 


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Visit Reports

July 4, 2009: Jeff Jennings


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? 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


Staffed? 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