2014 photo (courtesy of Mark Gutzman, USFS)
|Registry Numbers||US 1010, NM 30 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)|
|Date Registered||April 24, 2014|
|Nominated by||Scott Waltemeyer|
Santa Fe National Forest
Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
N 36° 25.603' W 106° 46.569' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 25' 36" W 106° 46' 34"
N 36.426717° W 106.776150°
|Elevation||8,786 ft (2,678 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
The site of a fire tower since at least 1913, Dead Man's Peak is currently home to one of Sante Fe National Forest's remaining lookouts.
The current tower is a 30-foot high steel Aermotor MC-24 with a wooden cab 12-feet square. It was erected in 1933 and is located on the Cuba Ranger District. It replaced an earlier wooden platform tower built in the 1920s. The lookout roof has been modified and the original nine-pane windows were replaced in 1969.
1950s photo (courtesy of Mark Gutzman, USFS)
1988 photo (courtesy of Mark Gutzman, USFS)