Ruffneck Peak Lookout
US 546, ID 41

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 546, ID 41 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered February 12, 2004
Nominated by Constantinos Bouras (Dino)
Location Salmon Challis National Forest
Custer County, Idaho
Coordinates N 44° 28.916' W 115° 09.317' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 28' 55" W 115° 09' 19"
N 44.481930° W 115.155280°
Elevation 9,291 ft (2,832 m)
Built 1932
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Middle Fork Ranger District


The most western lookout on the Challis National Forest, Ruffneck Peak is a hip roof L-4 groundhouse with catwalk. Built in 1932 and staffed until the 1980’s, it was returned to active service in 2001.


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