Osborne Lookout
US 318, NM 6

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 318, NM 6 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered September 1, 1999
Nominated by Dave Lorenz
Location Archuleta Mesa, Jicarilla Reservation
Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 36° 59.003' W 106° 58.222' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 59' 00" W 106° 58' 13"
N 36.983386° W 106.970364°
Elevation 8,913 ft (2,717 m)
Built 1960
Administered by Bureau of Indian Affairs
Cooperators Bureau of Indian Affairs


During the late summer of 1959 construction was begun on Osborne Lookout, the fourth on the Jicarilla Reservation. Located on Archuleta Mesa, the unique ground house with cupola was designed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The modern structure is both functional and attractive to the site. Completed and staffed in 1960, the new lookout had an important role that year as fires burned over 1,000 acres on and near the reservation.


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