Tripod Peak Lookout
US 1457, ID 150
Tripod Peak Lookout - 2015

Tripod Peak Lookout - 2015 - courtesy of Dave Pahlas

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1457, ID 150 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered October 3, 2020
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Boise National Forest
Valley County, Idaho
Coordinates N 44° 23.047' W 116° 07.699' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 23' 03" W 116° 07' 42"
N 44.384113° W 116.128319°
Elevation 8,082 ft (2,463 m)
Built 1977
Administered by Southern Idaho Timber Protective Association
Cooperators Boise National Forest, Idaho Department of Lands


Tripod Peak first hosted a lookout in 1921. A California Region 5 Plan 4A cabin was constructed on a 6 foot open timber tower. This structure was replace by an R1/L-4 cabin cabin on a short open, timber tower. A concrete base was added in 1950.

The current Region 6 Plan Flat Cab was constructed in 1977. 

The lookout is staffed during the fire season by the Southern Idaho Timber Protection Association.


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Region 5 Plan 4A Cabin

Region 5 Plan 4A Cabin - courtesy of the US Forest Service