Bandelier Lookout - 1964
|Registry Numbers||US 1648, NM 47 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)|
|Date Registered||July 7, 2022|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Bandelier National Monument
Los Alamos County, New Mexico
N 35° 46.771' W 106° 15.955' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 46' 46" W 106° 15' 57"
N 35.779516° W 106.265918°
|Elevation||6,536 ft (1,992 m)|
|Administered by||National Park Service - Bandelier National Monument|
|Cooperators||Atomic Energy Commission|
Bandelier Lookout was constructed in 1940-41 by the Civilian Conservation Corps for the National Park Service.
The structure is a NPS standardized fire lookout, drawing PG-3040, with a wood cab on a stone basement.
In 1943 the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) established Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) next to Bandelier, and in 1948 the Santa Fe National Forest, the AEC and Bandelier made a cooperative agreement for detection and suppression.
The lookout was actively used to at least 2016.
Bandelier Lookout under construction - 1940-41