Shorty Peak Lookout
US 574, ID 44

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 574, ID 44 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered March 22, 2004
Nominated by Virginia Tillotson
Location Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Boundary County, Idaho
Coordinates N 48° 56.419' W 116° 41.274' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 56' 25" W 116° 41' 16"
N 48.940320° W 116.687900°
Elevation 6,295 ft (1,919 m)
Built 1964
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Bonners Ferry Ranger District
Available for Rental Yes, learn more


Accessible via a 2 ½ mile trail, the first lookout on Shorty Peak on the Kaniksu National Forest was a cupola cabin built in 1927. In 1964 the present 14’x14’ R-6 flattop with catwalk on a 8’ concrete base was constructed. It is now in the recreation rental system.


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