Coal Ridge (Moran) Lookout Cabin
US 1498, MT 76

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1498, MT 76 (view other lookouts in United States, Montana)
Date Registered January 9, 2021
Nominated by Kyle Stetler
Location Flathead National Forest - Glacier View RD
Flathead County, Montana
Coordinates N 48° 43.470' W 114° 25.529' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 43' 28" W 114° 25' 32"
N 48.724500° W 114.425479°
Elevation 7,268 ft (2,215 m)
Administered by US Forest Service


Coal Ridge actually consists of three lookout points along the ridgetop. The first was a cabin (still there, also called the Moran Patrol Cabin) at the northwest point (7285') in 1928. A 24' pole platform tower was added in the 1930's 1.5 miles southeast of the cabin at the 7100' level (ruins). Then in 1935 a 20' pole L-4 tower was constructed 1 mile southeast of the original cabin at the 7105' level. Used for emergencies in the 1960's, part of the ruins are still standing.


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