Beartop Lookout
US 1542, MT 105

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1542, MT 105 (view other lookouts in United States, Montana)
Date Registered April 12, 2022
Nominated by Kyle Stetler
Location Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest
Teton County, Montana
Coordinates N 47° 47.451' W 112° 51.398' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 47' 27" W 112° 51' 24"
N 47.790850° W 112.856640°
Elevation 7,991 ft (2,436 m)
Built 1933
Administered by US Forest Service


This site started as a camp in 1928 and was followed, in 1933 at a cost of $650, by the current L-4. A throwback to the early days of lookouts and the Forest Service, this is the first and only lookout structure ever to occupy this space and is the only, usually staffed, original L-4 lookout in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.  


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