Sex Peak Lookout
US 179, MT 18

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 179, MT 18 (view other lookouts in United States, Montana)
Date Registered August 20, 1996
Nominated by Gary Weber, FFLA
Location Kootenai National Forest
Sanders County, Montana
Coordinates N 47° 43.375' W 115° 38.685' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 43' 23" W 115° 38' 41"
N 47.722920° W 115.644746°
Elevation 5,747 ft (1,752 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Cabinet Ranger District
Available for Rental Yes, learn more


Sex Peak Lookout was named by two Forest Service foresters in the 1920s, reportedly after the topic of conversation that day. Whether or not the tale is accurate, there is no doubt the name has enhanced the popularity of the lookout in the cabin rental program. The L-4 groundhouse with catwalk was constructed in 1948 and staffed until the mid-1970s. It was refurbished and placed in the rental program in 1986.


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