Oso Ridge Lookout
US 635, NM 12

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 635, NM 12 (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° 02.280' W 108° 06.960' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 02' 17" W 108° 06' 58"
N 35.038000° W 108.116000°
Elevation 8,713 ft (2,656 m)
Built 1965
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Cibola National Forest


The first lookout at Oso Ridge was a 25’ steel tower with a 7’x7’ wooden cab and ground house constructed in 1938. While the ground house remains, the lookout was replaced in 1965 with a live-in Cl-100 14’x4’ metal cab with catwalk on a 10’ concrete block base.


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