Carrisa Lookout
US 940, NM 29

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 940, NM 29 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered February 12, 2012
Nominated by Mark H. Gutzman
Location Lincoln National Forest
Otero County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 32° 40.574' W 105° 37.168' (view using Google Maps)
N 32° 40' 34" W 105° 37' 10"
N 32.676236° W 105.619464°
Elevation 8,452 ft (2,576 m)
Built 1935
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Sacramento Ranger District and Boy Scouts of America, Yucca Council, Troop 127


This 80' Aermotor MC-39 steel tower with 7’x7’ steel cab was constructed in 1935 by the CCC, during a period from 1912 through 1945 when architecture was intended to reflect the ethic of the land conservation movement. After the war the agency abandoned this criteria and adopted utilitarian styles that were not characteristic of the agency.


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