Bearwallow Mountain Lookout
US 1585, NM 43
August 2005 photo

August 2005 photo

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1585, NM 43 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered May 22, 2022
Nominated by Mark Gutzman
Location Gila National Forest
Catron County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 33° 26.969' W 108° 40.119' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 26' 58" W 108° 40' 07"
N 33.449488° W 108.668643°
Elevation 9,970 ft (3,039 m)
Built 1923
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Bearwallow Lookout was erected in 1923 on the Glenwood Ranger District. An Aermotor LX-24, it is 35 beet high with a 7'x7' wooden cab. The lookout was extensively remodeled in 1984, having the original windows completely replaced, new stairs installed, and the roof and exterior walls covered with steel. Bearwallow is actually a complex with two log cabins and a log shed, all three which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lookout itself is considered a non-contributing structure within the complex (site) boundaries.


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