Barillas Lookout
US 708, NM 27

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 708, NM 27 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered December 7, 2007
Nominated by Dave Lorenz
Location Santa Fe National Forest
San Miguel County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 35° 34.252' W 105° 28.401' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 34' 15" W 105° 28' 24"
N 35.570870° W 105.473350°
Elevation 9,300 ft (2,835 m)
Built 1959
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District


The first Barillas Lookout on the Santa Fe National Forest was a 7’x7’ metal cab and tower build in the 1930’s. The current 54’ Aermotor tower with a CL-100 style 14’x14’ live-in cab with catwalk was constructed in 1959.


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Visit Reports

March 22, 2018: Shelley


Needs paint? Not Applicable
Shutters OK? No
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: 3 window shutters are not covering windows and are against the wall under the windows.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No Response
Directions to tower signed? No Response


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? Yes
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes

Other Comments

Comments We enjoyed the visit and views immensely!! My husband, son and I have wanted to make this visit for about a year now.