Richards Peak Lookout
US 795, MT 51

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 795, MT 51 (view other lookouts in United States, Montana)
Date Registered April 24, 2009
Nominated by Gary Weber
Location Lolo National Forest
Sanders County, Montana
Coordinates N 47° 50.017' W 115° 03.733' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 50' 01" W 115° 03' 44"
N 47.833610° W 115.062220°
Elevation 5,771 ft (1,759 m)
Built 1960
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District


The first lookout on this site was a D-6 cupola in 1925. The current Richards Peak Lookout on the Lolo National Forest is an R-6 flattop with catwalk on a 10’ concrete block base and is staffed by the state. Richards Peak was named after the first lookout on the peak, a man by the name of Richards. He was killed in action in France in World War I. Richards Peak lies in the upper Thompson River country.


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