Gardiner Peak Lookout
US 787, ID 69

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 787, ID 69 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered April 24, 2009
Nominated by Gary Weber
Location Nez Perce National Forest
Idaho County, Idaho
Coordinates N 45° 58.200' W 114° 46.000' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 58' 12" W 114° 46' 00"
N 45.970000° W 114.766670°
Elevation 6,597 ft (2,011 m)
Built 1953
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Moose Creek Ranger District


The standard 1936-model hip-roof L-4 cab lookout with catwalk on a 10’ wooden tower at Gardiner Peak Lookout on the Nez Perce National Forest was built in 1953. It replaced an L-3 cupola cabin on a 5’ log crib constructed in 1925. Gardiner Peak sits above the Selway River within the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area on the boundary between the Nez Perce National Forest and the Bitterroot National Forest. Gardiner is regularly staffed for fire detection.


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