Dead Man's Peak Lookout
US 1010, NM 30
2014 photo (courtesy of Mark Gutzman, USFS)

2014 photo (courtesy of Mark Gutzman, USFS)

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1010, NM 30 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered April 24, 2014
Nominated by Scott Waltemeyer
Location Santa Fe National Forest
Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
Coordinates 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 8,790 ft (2,679 m)
Built 1933
Administered by U.S. Forest Service

Description

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.

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Photos

1950s photo (courtesy of Mark Gutzman, USFS)

1950s photo (courtesy of Mark Gutzman, USFS)

1988 photo (courtesy of Mark Gutzman, USFS)

1988 photo (courtesy of Mark Gutzman, USFS)