Saddle Mountain Lookout
US 653, NM 18

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 653, NM 18 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered January 2, 2006
Nominated by Dave Lorenz
Location Gila National Forest
Catron County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 33° 36.937' W 109° 00.038' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 36' 56" W 109° 00' 02"
N 33.615620° W 109.000630°
Elevation 8,271 ft (2,521 m)
Built 1966
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Reserve Ranger District


The first tower at Saddle Mountain Lookout on the Gila National Forest was an Aermotor MC-24 with a wooden cab. The cab was replaced in 1966 with a metal Cl-100 14’x14’ model with metal catwalk.


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