Bluewater Lookout
US 1106, NM 32
Photo courtesy of Mark Gutzman

Photo courtesy of Mark Gutzman

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1106, NM 32 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered August 30, 2015
Nominated by Mark Gutzman
Location Lincoln National Forest
Otero County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 32° 44.499' W 105° 28.140' (view using Google Maps)
N 32° 44' 30" W 105° 28' 08"
N 32.741656° W 105.469008°
Elevation 7,260 ft (2,213 m)
Built 1937
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Located on the Sacramento Ranger District, this 45 feet tall steel tower with a steel cab 7X7, is either an Aermotor LX-24 type or an International Derrick Company tower. Forest Service Records are not clear on this point. Forest Service records indicate that this lookout was built in 1917 for the US Weather Bureau and sold to the USFS for erection at this site in 1937.

Located on the site with the lookout tower are a wood framed cabin and shed.


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