El Caso Lookout
US 649, NM 14

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 649, NM 14 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered January 2, 2006
Nominated by Dave Lorenz
Location Gila National Forest
Catron County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 34° 06.179' W 108° 29.652' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 06' 11" W 108° 29' 39"
N 34.102990° W 108.494200°
Elevation 8,847 ft (2,697 m)
Built 1934
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Quemado Ranger District


Constructed in 1934 on the Gila National Forest, El Caso Lookout and its ground house are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the best examples or an Aermotor MC-24 tower in the southwest. The 31.6’ tower has a restored R3 12’x12’ cab with low sills characteristic of the region.


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