Parkview Lookout
US 535, CO 7

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 535, CO 7 (view other lookouts in United States, Colorado)
Date Registered August 13, 2003
Location Routt National Forest
Grand County, Colorado
Coordinates N 40° 19.818' W 106° 08.181' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 19' 49" W 106° 08' 11"
N 40.330300° W 106.136350°
Elevation 12,296 ft (3,748 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Amateur Radio Forest Fire Lookout Tower Association -- W7XAQ

Description

The groundhouse at Parkview Lookout was built to stay in 1916 and it is still there although it has not been used since 1948. At 12,225’ located 15 miles west of Rocky Mountain National Park on the Routt National Forest, it is the second highest elevation lookout in the U.S. Solidly constructed with concrete walls it is architecturally representative of the era when construction of lookouts was by local district rangers without standardized designs.

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Photos

1972 photo courtesy Fred and Monica Spicker

1972 photo courtesy Fred and Monica Spicker

1972 photo courtesy Fred and Monica Spicker

1972 photo courtesy Fred and Monica Spicker