McGaffey Lookout
US 636, NM 13

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 636, NM 13 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered April 1, 2005
Nominated by Dave Lorenz
Location Cibola National Forest
McKinley County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 35° 21.818' W 108° 30.571' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 21' 49" W 108° 30' 34"
N 35.363630° W 108.509520°
Elevation 8,137 ft (2,480 m)
Built 1965
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Cibola National Forest


Two other towers preceded McGaffey Lookout. The first was a wood tower built in the 1920s and a 59’ Aermotor MC-39 tower constructed in 1934. The present 54’ steel tower with a 14’x14’ CL-100 metal cab with catwalk and corrugated roof went into service in 1965.


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