Elk Mountain Lookout
US 1504, MT 82

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1504, MT 82 (view other lookouts in United States, Montana)
Date Registered January 9, 2021
Nominated by Kyle Stetler
Location Kootenai NF
Lincoln County, Montana
Coordinates N 48° 27.330' W 114° 54.895' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 27' 20" W 114° 54' 54"
N 48.455500° W 114.914912°
Elevation 6,588 ft (2,008 m)
Administered by US Forest Service


Developed in 1923 with a 10x10' frame cab and roof platform, a 10' pole tower with L-4 cab was built in 1940 1/4 mile southwest of the summit. Suffering from vandalism and decay, the tower now lays in ruins. There is also an L-6 cab 1 mile northeast of the lookout.


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