La Mosca Lookout
US 634, NM 11

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 634, NM 11 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered April 1, 2005
Nominated by Dave Lorenz
Location Cibola National Forest
Cibola County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 35° 15.060' W 107° 35.760' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 15' 04" W 107° 35' 46"
N 35.251000° W 107.596000°
Elevation 11,036 ft (3,364 m)
Built 1960
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Cibola National Forest


Located on a 11,036' mountain top, La Mosca Lookout on the Cibola National Forest is a CL-100 series 14’x14’ metal cab with catwalk with a corrugated metal roof on a 10’ concrete block base. It was built in the 1960s and replaced an L-4 lookout dating to the early 1930s.


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Visit Reports

July 30, 2017: Adam Niemi


Needs paint? No
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower?

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted?
Directions to tower signed?


Staffed? Yes

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No