Monjeau Lookout
US 190, NM 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 190, NM 1 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered November 26, 1996
Nominated by David Johnson, Forest Archaeologist
Location Lincoln National Forest
Lincoln County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 33° 25.848' W 105° 43.888' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 25' 51" W 105° 43' 53"
N 33.430797° W 105.731464°
Elevation 9,582 ft (2,921 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Smokey Bear Ranger District


The first NHLR listing in New Mexico is one of the most interesting lookouts in the Southwestern Region. Located on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest, Monjeau Lookout was completed by the CCC in 1940. The 7’x7’ metal cab is built into a 14’ x 14’ native stone tower that houses the living quarters. Still in active use, the lookout is a popular destination with forest visitors. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.


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Visit Reports

October 20, 2007: Unknown


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? No Response
Stairs OK? No Response
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? No Response
Comments: Severe leaking inside causing wood rot

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? No
Comments? a very small sign inside lookout is posted, signing to the lookout is poor


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes
a contract was put out for bid for restoration, no work has been done