Horton Peak Lookout
US 1062, ID 106
September 2016 photo

September 2016 photo - courtesy of Luke Channer

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1062, ID 106 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered January 3, 2015
Nominated by Gary Wilson
Location Custer County, Idaho
Coordinates N 43° 57.950' W 114° 44.850' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 57' 57" W 114° 44' 51"
N 43.965833° W 114.747500°
Elevation 9,777 ft (2,980 m)


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Interior in September 2016

Interior in September 2016 - courtesy of Luke Channer

Visit Reports

September 1, 2004: Gary Wilson


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? No Response
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? No Response
Comments: Long abandoned and forsaken. Closed and locked securely. Sits on the ground. Beautiful view of White Cloud Peaks and Sawtooth Mountain range. Three mile hike access. I do not think you have it listed.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Comments: Has had emergency repair to batten down the shutters for security.
Other enroachments? Has electronic equipment inside I think.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? Trailhead sign


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes
Managed by Sawtooth National Forest. It is doubtful in my mind if the Forest would support any improvement on the structure. I have photo of the lookout