Mount Withington Lookout
US 669, NM 23

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 669, NM 23 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered April 30, 2006
Nominated by Dave Lorenz
Location Cibola National Forest
Socorro County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 33° 52.854' W 107° 29.169' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 52' 51" W 107° 29' 10"
N 33.880900° W 107.486150°
Elevation 10,072 ft (3,070 m)
Built 1952
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Magdalena Ranger District


The first lookout at Mt. Withington on the Cibola National Forest was a D-6 cupola built in 1934. It served for 18 years and was replaced with the present station in 1952. It is another example of a special R-3 design of a 14’x14’ cab with slightly sloped gable roof on top of a 10’ concrete block base. A catwalk was added later.


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