Hillsboro Peak Lookout
US 651, NM 16

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 651, NM 16 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered January 2, 2006
Nominated by Dave Lorenz
Location Gila National Forest
Sierra County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 32° 57.153' W 107° 46.775' (view using Google Maps)
N 32° 57' 09" W 107° 46' 46"
N 32.952550° W 107.779580°
Elevation 9,991 ft (3,045 m)
Built 1933
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Black Range Ranger District


The first facility at Hillsboro Peak Lookout was a wooden tower built in the early 1920s. In 1925 a log ground house was added and is still there although the Gila National Forest replaced it with a modern metal ground quarters in 1965. The 45.9’ Aermotor MC-40 tower with 7’x7’ metal cab was erected in 1933.


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